Project Blue Light
of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS) is again promoting Project Blue Light
during the holiday season as a visual display of support and gratitude for the
men and women who serve as the peacekeepers in our communities. The blue lights
also shine in honor of the peacekeepers that have made the supreme sacrifice in
the performance of their duties.
“The color blue is associated with law enforcement,” explained COPS National
President Shirley Gibson. “The color blue is also symbolic of peace. By
displaying blue lights during the holidays we can send a dual message – that we
support America’s peacekeepers and that we hope the coming year will be a year
Project Blue Light
began in 1988 when the surviving mother-in-law of a Philadelphia (PA) police
officer killed in the line of duty told COPS that she would have two blue lights
in her window for the holidays, one in memory of her son-in-law and one in
memory of her daughter, the officer’s widow, who had been killed in a car crash
that year. COPS adopted this idea as way that everyone could honor the officers
who serve and protect us while remembering those who have been killed in the
line of duty.
“One single blue light in a window makes such a dramatic and important statement,” continued President Gibson. “This can also be taken a step further. Homes, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and government buildings can be decorated with blue lights. Holiday trees, both inside and outside, can be decorated with blue lights. At this time in our history, we all need to let our peacekeepers know we support them and hope for peace in the coming year.”
COPS is a national 501(c)(3) organization that provides resources to help the survivors of officers killed in the line of duty begin rebuilding their shattered lives. Project Blue Light burns bright in the hearts of the over 16,000 surviving families who comprise the COPS membership.
Let your blue lights shine for law enforcement
during the holidays!