Let’s Back The Blue is an initiative originating in Auglaize County, OH.
The first and most important goal is to encourage citizens and businesses to lift up law enforcement with visible signs of support, especially during National Police Week, May 10-16, 2020.
Some examples of support are:
- Flying a Let’s Back the Blue flag
- Purchasing a Business Box which contains your choice of items such as silicone bracelets, window clings, banners, etc.
- Illuminating buildings with blue lights
- Other ways you can raise support, awareness, and funds
You Can Back The Blue
You can help support this campaign by purchasing and using the promotional items we have available.
Let’s Back the Blue strives to promote respect, appreciation, and support for all our law enforcement personnel. Devoting ourselves to building bridges rather than mistrust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, we can strengthen positive bonds, allowing them to continue their mission of protect and serve.
Spread The Word
A second goal is to SPREAD this idea throughout and beyond the borders of Auglaize County, OH. Working together, we can strengthen positive bonds so all communities can experience a good working relationship with their law enforcement agencies, allowing those agencies to continue their mission to protect and service all. Edmund Burke famously said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” IT IS TIME for us to do something.
Be A Patron!
A third goal is to raise $25,000 to supply unfunded or underfunded items needed by law enforcement in Auglaize County, OH. We are asking you to consider a financial commitment to help provide such items as Active Shooter Protection kits, or K-9 needs such as RexSpecs (protective goggles for dogs) or booties to help frequently injured paws. Options include:
- $100 BRONZE BADGE PATRON
- $250 SILVER BADGE PATRON
- $500 GOLD BADGE PATRON
- $1000+ PLATINUM BADGE PATRON
We have partnered with the Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership, a 501 (c)(3) organization, to ensure your donation is tax-deductible.
Ways Your Community Can Be Involved
The ideas to promote respect and appreciation for law enforcement, especially during National Police Week in May, are numerous. Each community is unique and will have ideas that ﬁt well with their citizens and agencies.
Use the tabs below to see some suggestions on how you can be involved.
- Chamber Of Commerce
- Movie Theaters/Bowling Alleys
Send letters, cards, purchase and use promotional items.
Students can write letters of support or create posters and cards.
Libraries can set up “Read with a Cop” events or promote books with positive law enforcement material or stories.
offer discounts, or freebies, post support signs, window clings, silicone bracelets for customers.
Have positive letters to the editor, articles on how citizens can show support
Mayoral and City Council proclamations,
Coordinate potlucks, Blessing of Badges.
Send planters to law enforcement agencies.
Offer free admission on a speciﬁc date.
Encourage businesses to get involved; send certiﬁcates of appreciation to agencies.
Offer free or reduced admission to ofﬁcers and their families on a speciﬁc date.
National Police Week
National Police Week is May 10-16 and is the prime time to Back The Blue! All of Auglaize County is encouraged to go BLUE during National Police Week, May 10-16, 2020, with blue lights, blue ribbons, window clings, flags, yard signs, T-shirts and silicone bracelets, all which will provide a true emotional boost to our men and women who serve and protect us so well.
Light Ohio Blue is a statewide campaign to show support to the law enforcement personnel who protect our communities in Central Ohio and throughout our great state. We work to honor and pay respects to the law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty as well as those currently serving sworn and civilian staff.
Virtual 5K and Little Cop 1-Miler
Join us again in 2021 for a FUN RUN! Starting with the Little Cop 1-Miler and followed by our 5k Fun Run, expect to have a great time as we all come together to support our law enforcement agencies.
Proceeds go to help supply items on area law enforcement wish lists.
Our Platinum Patron
Bailey’s Equipment & Apparel is a primary sponsor of Let’s Back The Blue. They provide uniforms, gear, and much for police, fire and EMS departments and individuals. We thank them for their major part in our campaign.
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