On Wednesday November 26th the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service held Project Blue Light at the Bethel Bible Chapel at 686 Black Road.
Project Blue Light honours all officers who have been killed in the line of duty, who have passed away due to illness or mishap, as well as retired officers who have passed away in the past year.
Project Blue Light was started in 1988 in Philadelphia by Dolly Craig after her son-in-law was killed in the line of duty. She placed a blue light in her window during the holiday season to honour her fallen son-in-law.
Since that time Project Blue Light has grown nationwide and this is the fourth year the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service participated in this special event. The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service encourages all law enforcement friends, families and law enforcement agencies to decorate in blue lights for the coming holiday season.
Project Blue Light was introduced to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service when our Honour Guard was invited to participate by Project Blue Light organizers in Bay City, Michigan.
By placing one blue light in a window of your home you will show your support for officers killed in the line of duty and for those who continue to serve and protect our community.