National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – Opinion

The beginning of each new year brings something exciting for every person — whether it’s a life milestone such as a wedding or maybe a relaxing vacation. For the Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge, it means National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is held each year on Jan. 9, and was created as a way for the community to show their gratitude to all law enforcement officers across the country.

Dozens of officers give their lives in the line of duty each year, making law enforcement one of the most dangerous careers imaginable. This is why we ask that you join us in honoring and thanking the select few who make this commitment to protecting your community on this day of appreciation.

Some of the easiest ways to show your gratitude include writing a thank you card to your local department, wearing an article of blue clothing, or simply thanking a police officer if you see one. We invite you to participate in making National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day one to remember for those who give so much of themselves.

On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge, we thank you for supporting those who protect our commonwealth’s communities every day.

Joseph Regan
President
Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Lodge