On December 21, 2017, The Boy Scouts of America, Pack 219 from Sutter, California stopped by the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office to provide blue LED lights for each of the deputies in honor of project blue light. The kids were able to take photos with the night shift deputies and meet each one of the staff on night shift. The pack made a poster that was signed and hand notes left by each child.
What is “Project Blue Light?”
The idea began in 1989 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window that holiday season. One for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed in the line of duty while serving with the Philadelphia (PA) Police Department on June 5, 1986, and one for her daughter and Danny’s wife, Pam, who had been killed in an automobile accident in August 1989. Danny and Pam had 6 children. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but her idea is her legacy. Project Blue Light now burns bright in the hearts of the nearly 32, 000 survivors of America’s fallen law enforcement officers during the holiday season.
C.O.P.S. adopted this idea as a way for everyone to honor the officers who serve and protect us while remembering those who have died in the line of duty. Project Blue Light has grown steadily as a way of remembering our departed law enforcement officers across America. The concept is simple. Place a single blue light in your window in memory of fallen officers. At this time of year, ornamental light fixtures, such as candlestick replicas, are easy to come by and serve this purpose well.