Clint Eastwood Pays Tribute To Fallen Police Officers
7/18/2011 4:30pm EDT
Movie icon Clint Eastwood has signed up as an honorary chairman at a Washington D.C. memorial museum to help pay tribute to America's fallen police officers.
The Dirty Harry legend will take on the leadership role at the not-yet completed National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum and he'll also front an advertising campaign for the institution.
And Eastwood couldn't be more proud to accept the position.
He says, "On average, an officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in America every 53 hours... Yet, despite those daunting risks, some 800,000 men and women go out every day to serve and protect us. I am deeply honored to help tell their heroic story of service and sacrifice..."
"We owe those who have fallen, and all of our nation's law enforcement officers, a huge debt of gratitude."