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Senate Approves ‘Blue Friday’

Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed legislation to recognize this Friday, March 11th as “Blue Friday.”

Courtesy of Casey Danton, WGNA-FM.

 For the last six years, “Blue Friday” has been recognized as a state holiday in an effort to raise awareness and money for any man or woman in blue’s family killed in the line of duty. 

You might not realize, but each year between 140 and 160 police officers are killed on the job, leaving their spouses, children and even co-workers to grieve their tragic loss.  With the recognition of “Blue Friday,” the Capital District Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS) is able to financially help the families of those victims with the money donated their organization.  Today, there are over 12,000 members of COPS.

Each year, COPS sells multiple items to gather donations for their organization and cause.  This Friday, blue carnations will be sold along with  “Blue Friday” and COPS tee shirts, sweat shirts, hats, etc.  Regular monetary donations will also be graciously accepted.

Courtesy of Richie Phillips, WGNA-FM.

Show your blue this Friday, March 11th by wearing blue to work.  In case you don’t own any blue, buy a blue carnation or one of the multiple clothing items on sale at either DeNooyer Chevrolet, Wolf Road in Colonie or Pizzeria Uno, exit 15 off the Northway.  The Sean & Richie Show will be at both locations from 5:30 am to 10 am, broadcasting live.  You can also come out and show your support from 5 to 7pm at Central Steak this Friday as well, located on Central Avenue.

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