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PSP encourages participation in Project Blue Light

Written by Matt Paul and Radio Pennsylvania | Dec 25, 2013 5:00 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- The State Police is encouraging Pennsylvanians to include a simple blue light in their window displays during the holiday season.

Spokesman Trooper Adam Reed says the symbol is intended to honor fallen police officers and their families.

“It’s always comforting, from a police officer’s point of view, to know that other people support you," he says. "And to know that other people are out there to support you and your family.”

Project Blue Light dates back over two decades. It began as a way to honor a fallen Philadelphia Police Officer, and was taken nationwide by a group called Concerns of Police Survivors - or COPS.

Reed says 94 Pennsylvania State Police troopers have been killed in the line of duty since the agency was founded in 1905.

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