Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the Patrol will again join members of “Concerns of Police Survivors” in paying tribute to fallen officers and showing support for law enforcement by participating in “Project Blue Light.”
A news release says thirty-one members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol have given their lives in fulfillment of the Patrol’s mission of providing service and protection to Missouri’s citizens. In honor of those 31 troopers and the more than 600 other law-enforcement officers in Missouri who have made the ultimate sacrifice while performing their duties, all troops and division offices will display blue lights during the 2019 holiday season. The display period began Monday, December 2, and will continue through Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Colonel Olson said: “It’s important to honor those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, and those who continue to serve. “Project Blue Light” is a way we can show our gratitude for past and present officers from all agencies across Missouri.”