Madison police celebrate officers national law enforcement week

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MADISON, Wis. - Madison police are joining in on the national celebration of law enforcement officers as a part of National Law Enforcement Week.

The week is designed to celebrate police in the community. Madison police Officer Scott Favour says he's loved each of his 25 years with the department.

"This is a great job," he said. "No two days are the same. it's such a great opportunity to get out, talk with people and interact with people."

Police week also aims to bring awareness to some of the difficulties officers are facing nationally. In Madison, Favour says the department has had a hard time finding qualified candidates to take the jobs. He says he would never change his time as an officer.

"It's a privileged challenge," he said. "I think that's what brings us back every day. Just having the honor to follow the people that came before that worked hard and to honor those that passed away in the line of duty."

Just days ago, the state of Wisconsin held a vigil for officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2018. Favour says while the job is difficult and has risks, that's something officers train for.

"We do a lot of mental rehearsal of calls," he said. "When we go on a dangerous call, hopefully we've rehearsed how to respond to that call, so we're not surprised."