Abingdon Police Department
For Immediate Release
Community Members Encouraged to ‘Go Blue’ for National Police Week
The Abingdon Police Department is encouraging residents, businesses, academic intuitions, and places of worship, to show their support for law enforcement by displaying something blue on their property during National Police Memorial Week, May 15th-21st, 2016.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
To show support for police officers nationwide, the APD is asking people to display a blue porch light, blue ribbons, or blue balloons throughout the week.
“National Police Week is a great time to remember the sacrifices of officers both locally and nationally,” said APD Chief Tony Sullivan. “No matter whether the sacrifice is made across the country, or on the streets of our local community, there are men and women who risk their personal safety daily for the protection of the liberties of others. Please join us in recognizing the service of the men and women of law enforcement.”
Send us pictures of you or your business/organization “Going Blue” during National Police Week. You can email the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them on our social media pages.
Thank you for all your support!