Law enforcement officers and corrections officers from Flint to Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, are remembering their brothers and sisters making the ultimate sacrifice.

Retired police officer and criminal justice professor Michael Wiltse  describes the significance of ‘Project Blue Light’, honoring those fallen officers and their families. Across the U.S., 111 peace officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2019. Only one death has occurred this year in Michigan. Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain was shot and killed by a home invasion suspect, November 20th.

Midland Police Officer Brennon Warren says while these fallen officers need to be remembered, there’s a related issue, 212 police officers, sheriff deputies and state troopers have killed themselves during the time frame. Warren urged his brothers and sisters in law enforcement to look for their fellow officers who may be having problems.

Representatives from law enforcement agencies and survivors of fallen officers received a Christmas wreath during Wednesday’s, December 4, ‘Project Blue Light’ ceremony.
An honor guard from the Midland Police and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, presented the colors during the ceremony.

(WSGW News photos by Bill Hewitt)