Project Blue Light got its start in Philadelphia in 1988, when resident Dolly Craig wrote a letter to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) organizations. She wrote that she was placing a blue light in her window during the holiday season to honor her son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Danny Gleason, who was killed while on duty in 1986.
Dolly Craig’s gesture caught on as a way to honor all officers who protect and serve, and to remember those who died in the line of duty.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office invites residents to consider placing a single blue light in a window or outside your home during the holiday season and all year to show support for law enforcement officers.