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Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season

Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season

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Concerns of Police Survivors | Press Release

November 23, 2010

For the past 22 years, Concerns of Police Survivors has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to put a blue light in their windows during the holiday season. The blue light is symbolic of our remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors those officers who continue to work the violent streets of our nation.

The idea began in 1988 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window that holiday season. One for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed in the line of duty while serving the Philadelphia (PA) Police Department on June 5, 1986, and one for her daughter and Danny’s wife, Pam, who had been killed in an automobile accident in August 1988. Danny and Pam had 6 children. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but the idea is her legacy. Project Blue Light now burns bright in the hearts of the nearly 15,000 surviving families of America’s fallen law enforcement officers during the holiday season.

“Everyone who appreciates law enforcement should get involved with Project Blue Light,” said Linda Gregory, C.O.P.S. National President, “Project Blue Light allows citizens to show support for local law enforcement and the heroes who have been killed in the line of duty.”

Project Blue Light is a simple gesture; during the holidays decorate with blue lights or simply insert a single blue bulb in the candle stick replicas that adorn many windows in homes or businesses. C.O.P.S. also encourages law enforcement agencies to decorate the precinct stations and headquarters in blue lights.

The color blue is symbolic of peace. By displaying blue lights in your holiday decorations, 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.

Visit C.O.P.S. website www.nationalcops.org to order a new LED blue light developed especially for Concerns of Police Survivors by Streamlight®.


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    recon2819

    over 3 years ago

    254 Comments

    Sweet Karen.. thank you

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    maverick823

    over 3 years ago

    766 Comments

    How about changing our avatars to one that is like or similar to mine to tribute them on the page?
    I have this one on my facebook account also and it has generated interest from my non-public safety friends as well.
    Merry Chirstmas everyone

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    dolphinblue

    over 3 years ago

    42980 Comments

    Bump.

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    BSPD88

    over 3 years ago

    2208 Comments

    Great. I was unaware of this. Thanks for the article and info !

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    KarenLee

    over 3 years ago

    3856 Comments

    I do this every year..recon, you can buy a regular lighted candle and change out the bulb, that's what I did

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    recon2819

    over 3 years ago

    254 Comments

    i will be looking for a blue light for my window..Any ideas where to find?

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect!!

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    buck63

    over 3 years ago

    324 Comments

    Great Idea I will definately display my blue and pass along.

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    Bill51773

    over 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    Blue light proudly displayed...

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    good idea

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    True Blue and Bright.......

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    Blueblood1974

    over 3 years ago

    5204 Comments

    Blue lights around my apt.

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    maverick823

    over 3 years ago

    766 Comments

    Burning bright in Ga...

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    DStike

    over 3 years ago

    430 Comments

    We have burned blue lights in our windows for Christmas since I can remember. I wasn't around in 1988 (I'm a youngin'), but they now hold a special meaning for me during this holiday season. Stay safe

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    dpddunbar

    over 3 years ago

    786 Comments

    Blue lights around my porch. RIP brothers and sisters

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