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Blue Lights Shine In Orleans For Fallen Officers

Last updated on Friday, December 20, 2013

(ORLEANS) - The Orleans Police Department is participating in Project Blue Light.

Blue lights have been placed in the windows of the Orleans Police Department and they will remain there throughout the holiday season

Chief Roy McFarland encourages residents to also participate in the nationwide observance which began in 1989 and was initiated by Dolly Craig of Philadelphia.

She placed a blue light in her window in remembrance of her son-in-law, Danny Gleason, a Philadelphia police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1986. Craig shared the idea with others who mourned the loss of fallen officers.

This holiday season, thousands of blue lights will shine nationwide to honor and remember officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. The blue lights also show support and thanks for those officers who continue to work in law enforcement in the United States.

This year, 93 police officers - including one from Indiana - have been killed in the line of duty.

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