Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared January 9, 2017 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the state.
This coincided with National Law Enforcement Day.
To show support for Maryland’s law enforcement officials, the Government House was lit blue for the night.
“Maryland’s law enforcement officers are some of the bravest and most courageous men and women in uniform anywhere in the country, and I am honored to declare today as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in recognition of their complete dedication to the protection of our citizens,” Gov. Hogan said.
In recognition and celebration of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Governor Hogan met with officers from the Maryland State Police, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Maryland Transit Administration Police, Maryland Capitol Police, and Baltimore City School Police. He also met with representatives from the Maryland Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization that provides resources for families and coworkers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.