Law Enforcement Appreciation Day / National Word Nerd Day

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

January 9

This special day to say thank you to police officers was introduced in 2013. Every Jan. 9, the National Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) encourages everyone to show support for the more than 900,000 law enforcement officers in America. The history of law enforcement in the United States can be traced back to the establishment of the New York City Sheriff’s Office in 1626. In 1835, the first full-fledged unit was established in the state of Texas. The oldest law enforcement agency of the United States was eventually named the Texas Rangers. The first recorded death of an officer in the line of duty came in 1791, and since then as many as 19,000 U.S. law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. If you see a police officer today….or any day…..take the time to say thank you for their service.

National Word Nerd Day

January 9

According to, word nerds are “most likely logophiles”, which are people that love words. Word nerds love to read, have a dictionary, and use a thesaurus. They may enjoy etymology, which is the study of words and how their meanings have changed throughout history. It’s likely that word nerds play word games and have a word of the day calendar or subscription. Word nerds are always correcting grammar or punctuation, whether it is a natural inclination of theirs, people come to them for writing help, or it is part of their job. Editors may be seen as professional word nerds. Anyone who works in a job involving communications, marketing, web production and the like, work in word nerd fields as well. Today is dedicated to all of those that are self-identified word nerds, or are word nerds because of the field they work in.”

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Richard Nixon – U.S. President – born in Yorba Linda, California

Kate Middleton – Wife to Prince William – born in Reading Berkshire, England


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