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Orange County News
For Immediate Release Contact: Ryan Greenbaum
Monday, January 09, 2023 845.615.3657, 845.415.0868c
District Attorney Hoovler Recognizes
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Annual Nationwide Campaign to Support Police Officers
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler issued a statement recognizing Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD). LEAD is an annual nationwide day of support for police officers, established by the organization Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). This year’s LEAD is on Monday, January 9, 2023.
As part of the recognition of the dedicated and dangerous work performed by law enforcement officers every day, District Attorney Hoovler visited several police departments with bagels to show his appreciation for their efforts to keep us all safe. All of Orange County’s citizens are encouraged to show their support for our police officers.
“Every single day, police officers go to work to protect and serve us all,” said District Attorney Hoovler, “and every single time they do so, they put their lives at risk. Their work is often thankless in addition to dangerous, so we should all make sure to take time to show our gratitude for our law enforcement officers. Too frequently, the sacrifices of police officers are ignored, in favor of advancing political agendas that seek to blame police officers in those extremely rare cases where their duty to all of us requires them to use force. While LEAD stands as a reminder to appreciate our law enforcement officers, I encourage everyone to show that same appreciation every day of the year. Today, I call on Orange County’s citizens to show their support for our men and women who, for us, daily put on uniforms of blue, and black, and gray, and green.”
The LEAD organizers at COPS have suggested several ways that citizens may show their support for police officers:
• Change their profile pictures on social media to the .jpg image provided at www.facebook.com/nationalcops.
• Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement.
• Send a card of support to their local police departments or state police agencies.
• Share a story on social media about a positive law enforcement experience.
• Ask children in their communities to write letters in support of law enforcement.
• Participate in Project Blue Light, by proudly displaying a blue light in support of law enforcement.
• Organize an event or a rally in support of their law enforcement officers.
• Advertise their support through local media outlets or billboards.
• Post a public service announcement supplied by COPS to their organization’s webpage or social media pages.
• Most importantly, if they see a police officer, thank a police officer.
For further information about Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, please visit the COPS website at https://www.nationalcops.org/lead.html.