“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Project Blue Light

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By TeamOHE, January 27, 2021
1. Project Blue Light Marker
Inscription.  Project Blue Light is a nationwide recognition of those Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It began in 1988 in Philadelphia when the late Dolly Craig wrote a letter to Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), stating that she would be honoring her late son-in-law Danny Gleason, during the holiday season by placing a blue light in her window. Officer Gleason was killed in the line of duty on June 5, 1986.

One tree in front of the Government Center and trees in front of the Safety Building have been adorned with blue lights. These trees will remain lit during Police Week to honor every fallen officer and to show appreciation to those officers left to carry on.

As you stand looking at the trees and reading this sign, I hope you will also take a moment to honor every brave officer who has fallen in the line of duty, think of their families who have been left behind, and take a moment to thank our officers dedicated to making our communities better by putting themselves on the streets every day of the year to protect and to serve.

There are not enough good things to say about the people that put themselves

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By TeamOHE, January 27, 2021
2. Project Blue Light Marker
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in harm's way every day for us. What does that say about us?
-Julie Hebert

A very special thank you to The Andersons for their support of the Toledo Police Department by donating the lights placed on these trees.
-Chief Derrick Diggs
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkLaw Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is June 5, 1986.
Location. 41° 39.297′ N, 83° 32.117′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from Jackson Street just east of North Erie Street (Ohio Route 25), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 N Huron St, Toledo OH 43604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toledo (within shouting distance of this marker); James A. Rhodes Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Toledo and Lucas County World War Memorial Tree (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lucas County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Combat Veterans Wounded Memorial (about 500 feet away); Spanish American War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Lucas County Catholic War Veterans Memorial Flagpole (about 500 feet away); Lucas County (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toledo.

Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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