‘Go Blue’ for National Police Week

go blue 2018GREENSBORO — The Greensboro Police Department is encouraging residents, businesses, academic intuitions, and places of worship, throughout the city to show their support for law enforcement by displaying something blue on their property between May 13 and May 19 during National Police Memorial Week.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 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. GPD alone has lost 10 officers since 1921.

“We would be absolutely honored if you would show your respect for these officers and the officers who serve you today by displaying a blue light, blue ribbons, or blue balloons on your home or business the week of May 13-19,” said Police Chief Wayne Scott. “This gesture will be very meaningful to the officers who serve you. Your support will send a message that the people of this city are united in making our communities safer.”

To share your ‘Go Blue’ support, send a photo of your display to ronald.glenn@greensboro-nc.gov for posting on social media.

For more information about events during National Police  Week, go to www.gsopd.org or call the Office of Community Engagement at 336-373-2636.

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