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

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

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."

About FLEOA

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)

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7

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

Join the Discussion





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 News

Video: CA Police Captain, City Clerk Found Dead Inside Home After Hourslong Barricade
A police captain and a city clerk were found dead following a standoff that lasted nearly...
Video: Outspoken MS Chief Says He's Being Forced Out By New Mayor
A lot of people loved Tchula, MS, Police Chief Kenneth Hampton's in-your-face way of...
Video: Car Theft Suspect Jumps on Train to Escape Charlotte Police
A car theft suspect jumped on a freight train to evade officers of the...
Cook County, IL, Sheriff's Office Lays Off Recruits and Trainees
More than 110 Cook County, IL, sheriff's office recruits and trainees were laid off this...
Louisiana Deputy Wounded in Last Summer's Baton Rouge Ambush Returning to Duty
East Baton Rouge (LA) sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Bruce Simmons, who was wounded in an attack...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine