BRUNSWICK, Ohio — National Police Week is underway in northeast Ohio and across the country.
President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.
Also underway is the Light Northern Ohio Blue campaign. This is the second year for the campaign led by the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association, supported by the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society, the Cleveland Division of the FBI, City of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Division of Police.
The event is aimed at showing support to law enforcement officers and paying respect to those who have died in the line of duty.
Houses, businesses, landmarks are turning blue to show support. Businesses, residents and building owners are encouraged to replace their outdoor light bulbs with blue ones and wear blue clothing during police week.
The water tower in Brunswick is lit up in blue to show support for those who protect and serve.
“It can kinda take a little bit of a grind on you sometimes and to be able to see people out here appreciate what you’re doing and are thankful for it, it just kind of rejuvenates yourself to make you realize we work in a great community where people are thankful for what we’re trying to do,” said Brunswick Police Sgt. Daren Lubinsky.