Oklahomans encouraged to ‘thank an officer’ on Friday for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Police departments across the country are being honored on Friday for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

On Jan. 9, citizens are encouraged to show their support for law enforcement agencies in their area.

Organizers say you can do one of the following to show your support:

  • Change your profile picture to show your support.
  • Thank a police officer for what they do.
  • Wear blue clothing.
  • Send a card, or share a positive story about your experience with law enforcement on social media.
  • Ask children to write letters in support of police officers.
  • Display a blue light at your home.

In Tecumseh, officers will be greeting drivers at the intersection of Broadway and Walnut from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Other officers will also be going door-to-door to meet business owners and learn how they can better serve their needs.

Students in McLoud have been hard at work making banners and cards for local officers.

During an assembly on Friday, kids will hear from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the sheriff’s office, the McLoud Police Department, Tribal police and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Organizers say students also worked to raise money for McLoud officer Alan Smith.

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