The White House was lit blue on Sunday as part of Autism Speaks' "Light It Up Blue" campaign. (Lincoln Photography)

The White House Lit In Blue To Honor Fallen Police Officers

Last week the annual observance of Peace Officers Memorial Week was highlighted by the color blue.  President Trump ordered the White House to be lit up in Blue Lights in honor of fallen police officers all over the country, who lost their lives in the line of duty. It’s refreshing to see that, finally, there is an administration in Washington that openly and proudly shows its appreciation for the difficult and dangerous job America’s law enforcement members have, while honoring their oath to ‘Protect and Serve’.   

By their courage and dedication and with their training, America’s police officers including of course those who serve the people of Boston, put themselves in the line of fire constantly to make sure the rest of us are safe. If not for them, our country would fall into anarchy; of that there is no doubt. And there is good news. It was reported this week that so far in 2019 that the number of police officers killed in the line of duty is the lowest it’s been in decades. Thankfully it seems that the growing numbers of assaults against them is in decline and let’s hope it’s a permanent thing. The strong support they are finally receiving from the White House on down seems to be having a positive effect, negating the lack of support and even at times, a hostility directed at them by irresponsible officials during the previous administration in DC.

 So this Memorial Day, when we honor the memory of our nation’s fallen military heroes and express our appreciation to those veterans still with us and active service members for the job they do, why not also say thank you to those other ‘good guys’ in uniform on duty – our ‘cops’.