Governor Mike Pence of Indiana has officially declared August 10-16 “Forensic Science Week” in the state. See the text of the Proclamation below:
To All To Whom these Presents May Come, Greetings:
Whereas, forensic science is a vital public service; and
Whereas, access to quality forensic analysis dramatically improves the investigation of criminal activity, leading to the exoneration of the innocent and the prosecution of the guilty; and
Whereas, forensic science plays a critical role in public outreach and crime prevention, and is evolving in its role as an important member of the criminal justice community; and
Whereas, crime scene investigators, forensic examiners, and forensic scientists provide unbiased, accurate, and reliable analyses of evidence recovered from across the nation; and
Whereas, numerous professional organizations have recognized August 10-16, 2014, as National Forensic Science Week; and
Whereas, individuals all across the country will be celebrating this event; and
Whereas, the hard working people that compose our forensic science organizations deserve universal regard and appreciation for their commitment to proper scientific investigations for the cause of justice;
Now, therefore, I, Michael R. Pence, Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim August 10 – 16, 2014 as Forensic Science Week in the State of Indiana, and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.
In Testimony Whereof, I hereto set my hand and cause to be affixed the Great Seal of State. Done at the City of Indianapolis, this 28th day of July in the year of our Lord 2014 and of the Independence of the United States 238.