Remember your Blue Light this holiday season and encourage others to participate in Project Blue Light. The blue light symbolically reminds us of police officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and honors the men and women who continue to serve and protect our communities. Project Blue Light is a nationwide emphasis that is now in its 12th year of existence.
I would like to encourage the citizens of Payson to place a blue light in a window, front porch lamp or street lamp this holiday season in memory of police officers killed in the line of duty and to honor police officers who daily risk their lives to keep our town safe. It would be a tremendous encouragement for our police officers to see our town saturated with blue lights. It is my prayer that businesses, churches and all the citizens of Payson will join in this effort. The blue lights should be lit between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
In light of what happened to Officer Alan Dyer last year, this is the least our town can do to show our support for the men and women in blue. I say, "Thank you!" It is a privilege and honor serving you. We honor you this holiday season with blue lights.
Several local businesses have agreed to make an effort to keep blue lights in stock. You may purchase blue light bulbs at Wal-Mart, Safeway, Bashas' and Walgreens.
Gary Knighton, Police Chaplain