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Fallen officers honored in St. Paul ceremony

The group known as the Minnesota Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors held its annual service in remembrance of area police officers that were killed in the line of duty.

The Blue Light Holiday Ceremony was held Sunday evening on the State Capitol grounds near the Peace Officers Memorial. The Star Tribune reported that appearances will be made by “by family members of fallen Lino Lakes officer Shawn Silvera and fallen Minneapolis Park Police officer Mark Bedard.?

The ceremony will also feature the traditional blue lights as well as musical performances by local artists.

According to Examiner.com, “the color blue is associated with law enforcement,? and the group is requesting that “businesses and the public to display blue lights over the holidays.?

Initially, I was drawn to this story because I have several family members who are on the police force. The
Examiner website provided essential information, yet the Star Tribune’s account provided extra information on what Project Blue Light is about.