People Encouraged To ‘Light Ohio Blue’ During Police Week

This year’s Light Ohio Blue campaign will run from May 15th through May 21st and coincide with National Police Week.

The annual statewide campaign honors law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and their surviving family members, and shows support for current law enforcement personnel across the Buckeye State.

People are encouraged to change an exterior light at their home to blue, to show their support for law enforcement.

Since last year’s campaign Ohio state has lost nine law enforcement officers in the line of duty.

They join the more than 800 names on the state memorial at the Ohio Peace Officers Memorial in London, and the more than 22,000 names on the National Law Enforcement Officers
Memorial in Washington D.C.

The support shown from our communities through the Light Ohio Blue campaign helps families honor the memories of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and encourage law enforcement personnel currently serving.

On Tuesday, May 17, the Light Ohio Blue campaign will hold the annual Cruiser Caravan.

The caravan consists of cruisers with officers and surviving line of duty family members from across the state.

It will start from the Columbus State Delaware Campus located at 5100 Cornerstone Drive, Delaware, OH 43015.

The staging of the cruisers will begin at 5 p.m.; and at 5:45 p.m., the ceremony and the roll call of officers lost in 2021 and 2022 will be read.

There will be remarks by Attorney General Dave Yost, and an honor guard and bagpipers will be present.

The Cruiser Caravan will depart from the Columbus State Delaware Campus at approximately 6:30 p.m. and travel to locations within Central Ohio.

The picture above is the ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flag hanging from the walkway connecting the Findlay Municipal Building to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office thanking all officers for the service.

Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn declared May 8-14, as Law Enforcement Recognition Week in Findlay and Hancock County.

On May 9th, the Fort Findlay FOP Lodge 20 held its annual memorial service for fallen officers, with one new name being added to the memorial this year, that of Bluffton Officer Dominic Francis.