In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.
The Light Ohio Blue campaign coincides with activities associated to Police Week. This year’s dates are May 9-16.
Please join the Mount Vernon Police Department in the Light Ohio Blue campaign to show and generate support for our local law enforcement personnel who protect our community and all LEO’s throughout our great state.
How can you help Light Ohio Blue?
• Place a blue bulb on your exterior porch light;
• Light up your entire home or business with blue flood lights;
• Place blue ribbons on your mailbox, nearby columns or posts;
• Wear Blue on May 15; and
• Tell your friends, family and neighbors what you are doing, and post a picture to social media using #LightOhioBlue2021