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Jan 9: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

From the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police and C.O.P.S.:


On January 9th, we call our nation’s citizens to action in support of law enforcement. Those citizens who appreciate law enforcement are encouraged take time on Friday, January 9th to show their support. Support can be shown in a number of ways:

  1. Change your profile picture on social media to a blue square or any of the numerous “we support law enforcement” pictures available online

  2. See a police officer? Thank a police officer

  3. Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement

  4. Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency

  5. Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media

  6. Ask children in your community write letters in support of law enforcement

  7. Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.

  8. Organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers

  9. Advertise your support through local media outlets/billboards

  10. Post the public service announcement supplied by C.O.P.S. to your law enforcement’s webpage or social media pages.

Read more here.

Related stories can be found in the Times and Southtown Star.

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