Project Blue Light is a national campaign that began in 1987 to do just that. The concept is a simple one. By displaying a single blue light in a window or on a home’s exterior, people show their support and honor to those law officers killed.
This year, the Mesquite Police Department in southern Nevada has decided to adopt the campaign and encourages others to do the same.
“By placing a blue light in a window, you show that you are behind them and that you back them,” said Mesquite 911 Dispatch Supervisor Lori Todd.
So far this year, there have been 116 law enforcement officer deaths nationwide. Thirty-six of those died by gunfire.
Todd said the Blue Light Project is a great way to show support for law officers and their dedication in service.The blue lights will shine from December 1 through the 31.
Todd said blue light bulbs may be found at a local hardware store or on line.