Biden praises police in memorial, urges funding to ‘do better’

  • From left, President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and FBI Director Christopher Wray stand for the national anthem at the 40th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

  • President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden put their right hand over their heart after placing flowers on a wreath during a ceremony honoring fallen law enforcement officers at the 40th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Saluting on the left is James Smallwood, National Treasurer of the National Fraternal Order of Police. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

enforcement officers,” Biden said. “We expect you to be everything, we expect everything of you, and it’s beyond the capacity of anyone to meet the total expectations. Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it’s ever been.”