By Jessica Kartalija

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Men and women in uniform are being honored for their service as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed January 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Maryland.

Jan. 9 is already National Law Enforcement Day across the country, but now Maryland has joined in to make it a day to appreciate law enforcement throughout the state.

“This is a proclamation for the State of Maryland. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day,” said Gov. Hogan.

As part of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Gov. Hogan met with officers from the Maryland State Police, Natural Resource Police, Maryland Transportation Authorities Police, Maryland Transit Administration Police, Maryland Capitol Police, and Baltimore City School Police.

“I just want you to know how much you mean to me, and the rest of the folks,” said Gov. Hogan. “I will always have your back. I will always have the utmost respect for what you do, and we will continue providing as much support as we possibly can for you, because we know what you provide for us.”

The Governor posted a photo on Twitter of the Government House lit in blue in support of law enforcement officials in Maryland.

The governor also honored those in law enforcement who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the line of duty.

“What you do every day, putting your lives on the line. We are so proud of every one of you,” said Gov. Hogan.

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