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Lockport community showing support for law enforcement officers

Posted at 11:58 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 18:29:51-04

The Lockport community is saying thanks to local law enforcement officers.

Ellen Martin and Mary Brennan-Taylor started a Lockport Blue Campaign. They are encouraging residents to show their gratitude and support for law enforcement office. The two Lockport women are even passed out thank you yard signs and  blue lights for residents to put in their windows at night for the entire month of October, to show support. 

Organizers say the goal is to express thanks and gratitude to the men and women who keep them safe, around the clock.

"They do a job that I'm not brave enough to do quite frankly and I'm very grateful that they are out here doing this job," Lockport Blue Co-Founder, Ellen Martin said.

Many Lockport schools, organizations, and churches are joining in and showing their support by hosting events and making hundreds of goodie bags for officers throughout Niagara County.

"It's truly amazing to us most of the officers on the road drive around and see these signs on a daily basis in our area do know that we have support in a time it seems a lot is working against us," New York State Police Sergeant, Corey Harmon said.

The founders say they started this after recent shooting deaths of police officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisana.