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AG Derek Schmidt statement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Release Date: Jan 09, 2019

TOPEKA – (January 9, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which is today:

“We all are grateful to our Kansas law enforcement officers who dedicate their lives to protecting citizens and communities across the state. I am personally grateful for the work law enforcement officers do and the sacrifices they and their families make to protect all Kansans, and I hope Kansans will join me today in thanking a law enforcement officer for his or her service and sacrifice.”

To show support for our law enforcement community, Concerns of Police Survivors suggests the following activities:

  • Change your profile picture on social media to the image provided at
  • Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement.
  • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency.
  • Share a positive story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media.
  • Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement.
  • Participate in Project Blue Light. Shine a blue light from your home in support of law enforcement.

Most importantly, if you see a law enforcement officer, thank a law enforcement officer.

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