The Loveland Police Department has joined the Light Ohio Blue campaign to show and generate support for law enforcement personnel who protect our communities throughout the state.
During Police Week (May 9-16, 2021), businesses and residents in Loveland are encouraged to show their support for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and those currently serving, both sworn and civilian staff.
Additionally, this week helps to bring awareness to suicide and mental health in the law enforcement community. In the first half of 2021 alone, 53 law enforcement officers have committed suicide, according to Blue H.E.L.P. Many officers suffer from post-traumatic stress due to working in high-stress situations.
How can you help Light Ohio Blue?
• Place a blue bulb on your exterior porch light.
• Light up your entire home or business with blue flood lights.
• Place blue ribbons on your mailbox, nearby columns or posts.
• Wear Blue on May 15.
• Tell your friends, family and neighbors what you are doing, and post a picture to social media using the hashtag, #LightOhioBlue2021.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. The Light Ohio Blue campaign coincides with activities associated to Police Week.
Please join the City of Loveland to show support for law enforcement and help Light Ohio Blue! For more information, please visit http://lightohioblue.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/LightOhioBlue/.