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Monday September 22nd, 2014 :: 01:16 p.m. PDT

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Police Unions Join Together to Promote "GO BLUE FOR OFFICER GARCIA" Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 22, 2014

POLICE UNIONS JOIN TOGETHER TO PROMOTE “GO BLUE FOR OFFICER GARCIA” CAMPAIGN

Media Contact : Rich Randolph-Colton POA President 805.236.2540 –coltonpoapio@gmail.com

On August 22, 2014 San Bernardino Police Officer, Gabe Garcia was shot in the line-of-duty while conducting a pedestrian check in the city of San Bernardino. Officer Garcia was transported to a local hospital where he is still being treated and remains in critical condition. The public has been supportive for Officer Garcia and his family. A week after the incident, an organization called Go Heroes.us launched a Facebook campaign for members of the community to purchase blue lights and turn them on in support of his recovery. The campaign grew with thousands of followers and blue lights soon disappeared from stores within the Inland Empire.
In the law enforcement profession, the color blue has a long history dating back to the late 1800’s, blue was for protection and safety. Blue represents courage, faith, and hope which is why a blue light illuminates over the National Peace Officer Memorial while commemorating the sacrifices of past peace officers.
On Monday September 22, residents are asked to “Go Blue” for Officer Garcia as this campaign moves to a new level. After extensive meetings with police union leaders with goals of bringing our communities together, Lowes in Redlands, agreed to help make this campaign a reality for Officer Garcia, his family, and the San Bernardino Police Officers Association.
Residents in Barstow, Colton, Redlands, Riverside, Fontana, Chino, Corona, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, and Upland can go to their local police departments and pick up a free blue light that has been purchased by your local police union. Replace your current light in front of your home or apartment with this blue light to support of Officer Garcia until his condition improves. Like and get updates from the Officer Garcia Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/events/505098786300409/
Lights can also be purchased at Lowes in Redlands
City leaders have also jumped into the show of solidarity. In Rialto, the Rialto Police Department is illuminated with blue lights; Colton City Hall has turned on blue lights. In Corona California, blue lights illuminate the police department, city hall, and the Corona Police Officers Association offices.

To donate to Officer Garcias fund, go to :www.thesbpoa.org

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