In recognition of the men and women who serve in Delaware's law enforcement agencies, the City of Newark will light up the municipal campus with blue lights during Delaware's Law Enforcement Officers Week (May 1 - 5) through National Police Week (May 11 - 17). The main building will be illuminated by blue spotlights and a large tree at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Drive will be adorned with blue LED lights.
"Now, more than ever, especially here in Delaware, it's so important the men and women of our law enforcement agencies know we honor and support them for their bravery, selflessness and sacrifice," said city manager Carol Houck. "By illuminating the municipal building, we are sending a clear signal that Newark backs its officers and others across the state and throughout the country."
Delaware's Law Enforcement Officers Week recognizes members of the law enforcement community from across the state and includes services to honor the fallen and those who lost their lives in the line of duty. National Police Week includes a series of events in Washington, D.C. that draws thousands of attendees representing law enforcement agencies from across the country and around the world.
"So many members of law enforcement choose this profession because they have a desire to serve and protect - and they perform their duties without expectation of recognition," said police chief Paul Tiernan. "The overwhelming support we receive both locally and nationwide is humbling and an added bonus to the reward of helping those who were sworn to protect within our communities."
In addition to the lights, the Newark Police Department Fraternal Order of Police presented the Memorial Wreath in the lobby of the municipal building earlier today.