The Pennsylvania State Police are once again this year asking each state resident to display a blue light in a home or office window during the holiday season in remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors.
State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says a blue light symbolizes peace, and adds passing law enforcement officers may be “warmed by the kindness it implies.”
Noonan stated that, since the inception of the PSP in 1905, 94 members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been killed in the line of duty. His agency notes thankfully that there have been no such fatalities this year.
Project Blue Light was developed by a group known as Concerns of Police Survivors. The nonprofit organization represents more than 15,000 families of officers who were killed in the line of duty.