HONOLULU, Hawaii (KHON2) — Supporters of Hawaii’s legislation enforcement neighborhood hope to see a whole lot of “blue” within the month of May.
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The “Light Hawaii Blue” initiative started in 2019 throughout National Police Week. This yr they prolonged the popularity by all the month of May.
The affiliation requested folks to put on blue or show blue lights at house in honor of the fallen women and men of all Hawaii legislation enforcement.
“It’s just an appreciation to let the other officers know that, you know, the community does support them, and that we appreciate their sacrifices.”
Sheryl Ferido, FBI Honolulu Citizens Academy Alumni Association Board Vice-President
Police officers usually are not the one ones who had been acknowledged. First responders, EMTs, medical doctors, nurses and the hearth division had been additionally honored and supported alongside them.
Ferido acknowledged, “the police officers, they go to work every single day unconditionally, not knowing if they’re going to be coming home, you know, we have the two officers that fell in 2020, unfortunately, and, you know, it was just, they were just going to work.”
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The FBI Honolulu Citizens Academy Alumni Association sponsors the hassle. They encourage folks to share photos of their blue lights and blue outfits on social media with the hashtag #lighthawaiiblue.