Leesburg will again recognize the commitment and dedication of its law enforcement officers with the third annual Leesburg Police Appreciation Day Thursday, Oct. 19.
To mark the day, town staff will place blue ribbons on trees in front of town facilities, at town parks, and throughout the downtown. Residents, schools, and businesses are encouraged to show their support for the Leesburg Police by tying blue ribbons around trees in their yards or on their mailboxes. The town asks residents to wear blue on Oct. 19 as an additional sign of support and appreciation.
“Our police officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” Mayor Kelly Burk stated. “Police Appreciation Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community to say ‘thank you’ to these dedicated men and women.”
Members of the public can write notes of thanks and encouragement on the “Leesburg Police Appreciation Day” Facebook page at facebook.com/LeesburgPoliceAppreciationDay. The notes and comments posted will be printed out and displayed at the police department for all department staff to enjoy.