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White House Ignored Request to Illuminate White House in Blue

July 11, 2016  | 

Friday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (F.L.E.O.A.) Foundation announced its request that President Obama honor the ultimate sacrifice of our fallen Dallas police heroes by illuminating the White House in blue. It did not happen.

FLEOA Foundation President Jon Adler issued the following statement:

"While we appreciate the President's proclamation to have our flag flown at half-mast in honor of our fallen Dallas police heroes, I respectfully request that he demonstrate his full respect for their ultimate sacrifice by illuminating the White House in blue. Actions speak louder than scripted words, and the honorable act of displaying law enforcement's 'Thin Blue Line' at the White House would demonstrate the President's sincere commitment to our fallen heroes and their families.

"Please know that the law enforcement community draws no comfort from Speaker Ryan's remarks that it's 'A time for healing.' As Speaker Ryan made that statement today, a police officer was shot in Missouri. We can't heal while law enforcement officers continue to bleed.

"Please know that the law enforcement community draws no comfort from House Minority Leader Pelosi's dispassionate remarks when she quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. We don't need her self-serving quotes from Dr. King; we need her to exude the leadership of Dr. King.

"I respectfully ask that all elected officials drop their scripted speeches, and feel the pain resonating in Dallas and across the country. Light a blue candle and say a silent prayer, but don't insult the law enforcement community with perishable scripted gibberish. Five honorable heroes made the ultimate sacrifice in Dallas, and it would be a tribute to their service by illuminating the White House in blue.

"May all our fallen heroes rest in honor, and blessed eternal peace."


The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association that exclusively represents over 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from over 65 agencies.

Comments (7)

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K S @ 7/11/2016 5:19 PM

Maybe Obama will light the white house with red green and black instead....we all know where his alliances lay

Herman @ 7/11/2016 6:14 PM

Everyone involved in law enforcement and who support law enforcement in my area, will be lighting up our agencies and our homes with blue lighting for the next 3 months to honor those who have fallen.

I highly encourage this to be done nation wide.

CB @ 7/11/2016 6:39 PM

Obama is only playing to "his" voters. His whole game is getting Hillary elected. I don't think he should be allowed to have anything to do with the officer's memorials or their families. He does not like the police and has said so repeatedly by his words and actions.

911_gal @ 7/11/2016 8:39 PM

He's a piece of crap! Just Sam Tom Frank Union!

Rob Moore @ 7/12/2016 4:50 AM

Umm, if you're going to take that note, allow me to say we don't need, nor are we comforted by, prayers, blue candles, blue lighting, lowered flags, blue ribbons, or any other superficial gestures -- we want actual action. Actions like legislation, reform, education, fully-funded training, etc. FLEOA has the beginning of the right idea, but still managed to miss the point entirely.

JJ @ 7/12/2016 5:54 AM

I hope that when Obama speaks to the DPD later today, that all officers turn their back to him, just as NYPD did to de Blasio. Enough with him stoking the fire and flames.

Skip @ 7/12/2016 7:58 AM

Send Trump

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