The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 8, 2002

President Thanks Mayor and Police in Knoxville
Remarks by the President in Tour of Citizens Police Academy
Citizens Police Academy
Knoxville, Tennessee

11:43 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thanks, I'm honored to be here. I'm here to explain to the nation the importance of citizens becoming involved with preparedness in their communities. And I want to thank the Chief and the Mayor, and thank you, Captain, for providing an outlet for good citizens who love their country, and who generally have asked the question, what can I do to make my community a better place?

The reason we've come to Knoxville is because this is a model program. And I want other people to see what is possible. I also want them to see the good citizens in action, like yourselves. I want to thank you. I'm a grateful President, for a grateful nation, for helping your community.

END 11:45 A.M. EDT

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