Friday is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Organizations across the United States will recognize Friday as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The group Concerns of Police Survivors (or C.O.P.S.) is partnering with organizations across the country to promote National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. In a news release about it, C.O.P.S. said that in light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show that citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career members of law enforcement have chosen, in public service to their country.

They're calling for citizens to take action in support of law enforcement in a number of ways, including:

 - Thank an officer for what they do

 - Wear blue to support law enforcement

- Share positive stories about your law enforcement experiences on social media

- Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency

- Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement

Participate in Project Blue Light, and display a blue light in support of law enforcement.


We want to see YOUR photos of the law enforcement officers you'd like to salute on National Law Enforcement Day. Post your pics on our FOX 5 DC Facebook page or tweet us @fox5newsdc. Don't forget to tell us the person's name, the organization they work for, and anything else you'd like us to know. We might show your photos on FOX 5 News!

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