Greensboro Asked to Celebrate the First National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

 "Today is the first national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a time to show support for police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement professionals who serve and protect our communities.
            Started by the Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.), the FBI National Academy, and other partnering organizations, the grassroots movement is intended to counter the negative attention being given to the law enforcement profession by asking members of the public to show their appreciation for police officers.
            People can show their support in a number of ways:
  • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement
  • Change your profile picture on social media to the .jpg image attached to this event
  • See a police officer? Thank a police officer
  • Participate in Project Blue Light. Replace your white porch light with a blue one today
  • Post your words of encouragement on the Greensboro Police Department’s Face book page
  • Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media
  • Ask children in your community write letters in support of law enforcement
  • Advertise your support through local media outlets
According to the C.O.P.S. website, each day 780,000 police officers across our country put a badge on and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations. Yet, they go to work anyway….. On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty each year, 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty each year, 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year, and over 300 officers commit suicide each year.

Today is an opportunity to let officers know you care about them and appreciate all they do keep our city safe."

- A Press Release

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