National Law Enforcement Day set for Jan. 9, 2019

POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office is reminding the public of National Law Enforcement Day.

According to a statement from the prosecutor’s office, “We are calling on the people of Meigs County to join law enforcement associations across America to celebrate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Wednesday, January 9, 2019. It is important for us to show law enforcement officers that people recognize the difficult career they have chosen in public service to us all.”

Individuals can show their support in a number of ways including:

  • See a police officer? Thank a police officer.
  • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency.
  • Ask children in the community to write letters in support of law enforcement.
  • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement.
  • Participate in Project Blue Light. Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement.
  • Advertise your support through local media outlets/billboards.
  • Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media.
  • Change your profile picture on social media to support law enforcement. 

Dear Officer,

[We] want you to know that [we] see you. [We] see you choose the booth in the restaurant that allows you to have your back against the wall. [We] see you walking to your next traffic stop while you hope it isn’t your last. [We] see you pulled over, two hours past your shift, as you finish your reports under a street light. [We] see you as you direct traffic in the scorching heat, the gusting snow, and the downpour of rain. [We] see you being filmed every time you try to do your job. [We] see you as you watch mainstream media crucify your character while minimizing your cause. [We] see that you are tired. [We] see that you are frustrated and misunderstood. We see that you are hurting as the world watched you bury your brothers and sisters that died because they were guilty of one thing; wearing a uniform with a badge. [We] see you. [We] see that you are flesh and bones just like us. [We] see that you are a human being who has a heart that beats for your calling to serve and protect. [We] see your cause and we want you to know that we appreciate it. 

-Dear Officer, I See You written by Elizabeth Shiftwell

“Individuals who have chosen law enforcement as their career path know the obstacles they will potentially face both physically and mentally. Yet, these individuals put on their uniform, badge and gun each day. They leave their homes and families knowing that there is a possibility they may not return. These individuals do this day in and day out in order to make sure citizens are safe. These heroes serve and protect our communities and are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to do so. This day is set aside to thank those individuals who have chosen this career and put their life on the line daily. So, if you see an officer, be sure to thank them for everything they do in order to keep us and our community safe,” according to the statement from James Stanley Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.