Our nation’s brave men and women that serve in the police force have lived through some devastating, traumatic, and deadly attacks the last few years.

It seems that these brave men and women are being targeted more than ever before, both physically and through the use of slander and defamation.

However, Donald Trump promised something on Monday…a promise so big and so bold that Barack Obama never would have been able to make it.

During an event held at the National Peace Officer’s Memorial Service, President Trump encouraged the nation’s law enforcement by making a strong promise to protect them from these attacks moving forward.

According to The Hill:

“Our police have been subject to unfair defamation and vilification and — really, you see what’s going on — even worse, hostility and violence,” Trump said.

“You are entitled to leadership at the highest level that will draw a bright line in the sand, not a red line in the sand that isn’t gone over, but a bright line in the sand, and we will protect you.”

The president called it a “personal priority” to help foster respect for law enforcement in America, criticizing those who use the “reckless words of incitement that give rise to danger and give rise to incitement” and arguing that some people might not believe it’s politically correct to stand with the police.

That’s similar to the language that he used during his presidential campaign, when he lamented a “war on police” and defended officers against accusations of police misconduct in high-profile officer-involved shootings.

“True social justice means a future where every child in every neighborhood can play outside without fear, can walk home safely from school and live out the beautiful dreams that build their heart,” Trump said, a clear callout to conservatives who chide “social justice warriors” that have questioned police conduct in controversial incidents.

Framing an attack on officers as a “wound inflicted on the whole country,” Trump praised the sacrifices made by police officers around the country.

He called out to 6-year-old Micah Glasser, whose father, David, died last year in the line of duty as a Phoenix police officer. Removing a white “USA” hat from the podium, Trump called out to Micah and threw him the hat.

“He has my hat and he’s now with us,” Trump said as he asked Micah and his mother, Kristen, to stand up to be recognized.

Trump mentioned the support he received from police unions during the presidential race. The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Trump in 2016, while criticizing Democrat Hillary Clinton for not seeking its endorsement.

“You’ll always find an open door at the White House, and you’ve already found it, believe me,” he said after highlighting FOP leadership.

“I will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement as much as you have always supported me, and you did, big league,” he added.

Trump’s encouraging speech was delivered on Monday – a day that he had earlier decided to name, “Peace Officer Memorial Day.” He commemorated his promise by ensuring that the White House would be lit by blue lights in support of police men and women. He also asked for flags to be flown at half-mast in response to the event.

In addition, the speech was delivered just in time for Trump’s “Police Week” – an entire seven days he dedicated to our nation’s brave men and women who serve in law enforcement.

In dark times such as these, Trump’s speech and motions thereafter seem to provide hope, comfort, and future safety for the nation’s police force.