Reichert calls on Obama, Trump, and governors to light White House and buildings blue

Washington, DC – In light of the upcoming celebration of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th, Congressman Dave Reichert, a 33 year law enforcement veteran and twice elected King County Sheriff, sent letters to President Obama, President-elect Donald Trump, and our nation’s governors calling on them to honor law enforcement by lighting the White House, Trump buildings, and state capitals blue. Blue lights are the traditional symbol used to recognize our law enforcement officers. Below is an excerpt from the letters Congressman Reichert sent:

“The men and women who wear the badge understand the dangers of their job, but they heed the call to serve and willingly face those risks every day in order to create safe communities for all Americans,” said Congressman Reichert.

“I hope you will join me in showing the law enforcement community that their elected representatives recognize the difficulties and dangers that officers encounter every day in public service to us all. Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is the perfect time to honor the sacrifices made by those who wear the uniform; whether it’s missing family members while working during the holidays, rushing to the aid of a crime victim, or comforting those in duress.” 

To learn more about National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, click HERE.