HARRISBURG PA – Red and green are traditional holiday colors, and in a new tradition being supported by the Pennsylvania State Police, blue could soon become one too.
The troopers Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2008) publicly announced their support of a holiday effort by Concerns of Police Survivors Inc. (COPS), a national non-profit organization, to honor law enforcement officers and families of officers killed in the line of duty. It’s called Project Blue Light.
“The color blue is symbolic of peace,” said State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski. “We are asking citizens and businesses to include blue lights in their holiday decorations, place a single blue light in a window, or tie blue ribbons on car antennas, as a way of honoring our fallen and active officers.”
Ninety-one members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been killed in the line of duty since the department was established in 1905.