Blue lights honoring Law Enforcement
The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, Menards of Casper and the Bryan Gross Memorial Foundation are encouraging Wyoming Residents to show their support for their local law enforcement by placing a blue light bulb in their front porch light. The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has a limited number of light bulbs available to residents who want to show their support. While supplies won’t last long, Sublette County Residents who wish to show their support for local law enforcement are encouraged to purchase any blue light bulbs and place in porch lights or driveway lighting as well.
Everyday law enforcement officers show up to work and put their lives on the line for their community and not all of them always come home. July 28, 2011, Converse County Deputy Bryan Gross died rescuing a 14-year-old girl from the North Platte River. Deputy Gross stripped off his gear and dove into the river “without hesitation”. Bystanders saw the 29-year-old deputy throw the girl toward the riverbank and she ended up being rescued downstream. Gross, however, was swept away.
This is just one of thousands of heroic acts that law enforcement makes daily. It is through his sacrifice and the sacrifice of law enforcement throughout this nation that we ask that you proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement! Let us show our Wyoming pride and support of those who keep us safe and answer the 911 call when we make it!