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December 21, 2007
Newport police honor officers with blue lights
The traditional white lights at the Newport Police station have been replaced this year with blue lights in honor of police officers who have died in the line of duty.
The department is asking others to put up blue lights and ribbons to show support for those who died, and as a show of respect for police officers who are still on the job.
Project Blue Light was introduced by Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., an organization that helps the families and friends of police officers who were killed in the line of duty.
The project began when a woman wrote to the COPS national office after her son-in-law, Dan, died on duty and her daughter, Pam, died in a car accident.
That year, she said, she would put two blue lights up in her house. “One is for Dan and the other is for Pam, who believed so much in the Cops organization.”
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