Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino joined with local and police officials to encourage residents to support the ‘Back the Blue’ ribbon campaign in recognition of Police Appreciation Week, a national recognition celebration in honor of men and women in blue. Typically held in May but rescheduled due to pandemic restrictions, National Police Week honors law enforcement officers who service to protect the safety of our communities, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Supervisor was joined by Councilwoman Michele Johnson, Councilman Lou Imbroto, Councilman Tom Hand, Town Clerk Rich LaMarca, Assemblyman Michael Durso, 1st Vice President of the Superior Officers Association Edward J. Perkins and President of the Detectives Association John Wighaus.
“The Town’s Blue Ribbon campaign encourages residents to show their support for men and women in blue by decorating their homes, businesses, storefronts or trees with blue ribbon,” said Supervisor Saladino. “We believe this message is especially as important as many of the Nassau County Police Department and NYPD officers living in our neighborhoods continue to face anti-police sentiment and, even crazier, calls to defund the police.”
“It’s thanks to these men and women that we have the quality of life that we do. When you dial 911 to safeguard your family, protect your home or during a health emergency, it’s our police officers who are there to help,” added Councilwoman Johnson. “It’s thanks to them that we live in the safest large suburban county to America.”
Councilman Hand added that anyone who would like to receive a complimentary strand of blue ribbon from the Town of Oyster Bay can contact the Town via Facebook or call (516) 624-6380.