FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

Doug  Wyllie

Doug Wyllie

Doug Wyllie has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips aimed at ensuring that police officers are safer and more successful on the streets. Doug is a Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).



William Harvey

William Harvey

William "Bill" Harvey is currently serving as chief of police in south central Pennsylvania. He retired from the Savannah (Ga.) Police Department where he worked assignments in training, patrol, and CID. Harvey has more than 25 years of experience working with recruits, rookies, and FTOs.
Careers

C.O.P.S. Blue Ribbon Campaign Honors Officer Sacrifice

The annual tradition of attaching a blue ribbon to a vehicle antenna reminds officers and the public of the sacrifice paid by LEOs.

May 06, 2011  |  by Mariah Hughes



During National Police Week, which begins May 15, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) will promote "Fly the Blue," which encourages law officers and the public to tie blue ribbons to vehicle antennas as a reminder that many law enforcement officers have paid the ultimate price and given their lives in the line of duty.

It is also to honor those officers who serve and protect our communities every day, year in and year out, putting their lives on the line for us, the citizens of those communities.

C.O.P.S. initiated this annual public awareness campaign in 1995 to educate Americans about the significance of police week and Peace Officers' Memorial Day. As part of this public awareness campaign, hundreds of thousands of blue ribbons imprinted with the C.O.P.S. logo are mailed each year.

Law enforcement personnel are encouraged to tie blue ribbons to cruiser antennas. Citizens are encouraged to tie blue ribbons to their car antennas during National Police Week to show support for their local law enforcement officers and the sacrifices made by law enforcement families nationwide.

Any strip of royal blue ribbon tied to a car antenna during Police Week is an appropriate salute to the men and women who, night and day, stand guard in our communities. Feel free to "fly the blue" all year long.

Mariah Hughes is the chief executive for Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent Blog Posts

How Can Law Enforcement Mitigate the Opioid Crisis in America?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 115 people die by...
What Does the FBI’s Latest Study on Active Shooters Really Mean?
In late June, the FBI released what it called Phase Two of the agency’s ongoing...

Police Magazine