HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Police are joining with a national organization to encourage the public to participate in Project Blue Light during the holiday season to show support for law enforcement officers and the families of officers killed in the line of duty.
“We are asking citizens and businesses to include blue lights in their holiday decorations, place a single blue light in a window or tie blue ribbons on car antennas as a way of honoring our fallen and active officers,” said Commissioner Jeffrey B. Miller.
Project Blue Light was developed by Concerns of Police Survivors Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Camdenton, Mo., which represents 15,000 families of officers killed in the line of duty.
“The color blue is symbolic of peace,” said COPS President Jean Hill of Houston, Texas. “By displaying your blue lights, you will be sending a dual message – that you support America’s peacekeepers and that you hope the coming year will be a year of peace.”
Additional information about COPS is available online.
Ninety-one members of the State Police have been killed in the line of duty since the department was established in 1905.