Friday, December 21, 2007

Blue lights can show support

Great Idea. Count me in... Letter to the Editor:

There have been quite a few letters to our local newspapers discussing the indictment of Eureka's previous police chief and lieutenant and the desire to publicly show them our support. May I suggest that we show them our support by displaying a lighted blue lamp in a front window of our homes until the officers' ordeal is over? By displaying the lighted blue lamp, the officers will see public support wherever they go in this community. In this small way, we can show support to those we rely upon to provide for our safety.
John Burke

Rose's note: How to contribute to city's defense fund for David Douglas: Send checks made out to the City of Eureka, with David Douglas written in the “for” line, to City Hall, 531 K St., Eureka, CA 95502. Councilman Larry Glass said the checks would only be cashed if needed.

Writers join those displaying blue lights Signed by Ernest Cunningham and 13 neighbors, members of the Bayshore Mall Walkers


  1. This is a great idea. Can it be any blue light? But we don't want to be confused with a Kmart "Blue Light Special". (Just kidding)

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Rose!

  2. How about just calling them and letting them know?Or cop haters can have fun with it and place them everywhere.
    This indictment has nothing to do with people not supporting the police.I'd put one up for those officers out there who do a good job,not ones who endanger the community.

  3. You too, Carol and Greg. Merry Christmas.

    Yeah, :) it does give new meaning to the term "Blue Light Special," and I'd say a strand of blue Christmas lights will look pretty nice.

  4. Happy holidays to all of you,if it's your thing.May we continue to agree to disagree peacefully.

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you to mresquan. May we even find things to agree on. What a concept. :)

  6. robin shelley12/21/2007 11:29 AM

    Scottish Blessing

    If there is righteousness in the heart,
    There will be beauty in the character.
    If there is beauty in the character,
    There will be harmony in the home.
    If there is harmony in the home,
    There will be order in the nation.
    If there is order in the nation,
    There will be peace in the world.
    So let it be.

    Merry Christmas, everyone.


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