Friday, January 8, 2016

Show Support For Law Enforcement Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 9, the community is asked to display positive support for law enforcement in Collier County for national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

“In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement professionals, it is important to show support for these brave men and women who have chosen to protect and serve their communities every day,” said Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. “If you see an officer, please say, ‘Thank you.’”

Parishioners at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Golden Gate Estates, will show their appreciation at the 3:30 p.m. mass Saturday. Active and retired law enforcement professionals are encouraged to attend this mass.

The Collier County community has been showing its appreciation for law enforcement in recent weeks, from flying large blue ribbons from mailboxes to posting yard signs and from shining blue porch lights to wearing blue wristbands.

Hundreds of residents turned out for a “Bless The Blue/Back The Badge” rally at First Baptist Church Naples on Nov. 21. Participants wrote letters of appreciation, which were later delivered to local law enforcement agencies.

Here are some ways to show support:

- Change your social media profile picture to the image provided at

- Wear blue all day

- Fly a blue ribbon on your car antennae, mailbox, motorcycle, or anywhere it can be tied

- Shine a blue light from your home

- Send a card of support to your local law enforcement agency

- Host or attend a local rally in support of law enforcement

- Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media

- Simply tell an officer thank you