To the Editor:

Light Central Ohio Blue is a grassroots effort to show appreciation for all Central Ohio Police Departments during National Police Week from May 8-15.

The Westerville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association is supporting the effort to show appreciation to the Westerville Police Department through a similar effort we are calling Light Westerville Blue.

We are inviting the community to help us create a visible message to support all law enforcement officers and their families, and to pay respect to those who have given their lives in the performance of their duties. We encourage everyone to show their appreciation by purchasing a blue light bulb for their porch light to display during this period.

We want to see all of the homes and businesses who participate light Westerville blue during the week of May 8-15.

Additionally, National Police Officers Memorial Day is May 15. Residents may display flags at half-staff that day.

Meta Hahn,

president, Westerville Citizens Police

Academy Alumni Association