Marquees ‘Go True Blue’ in law enforcement tribute
In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Jan. 9, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation is holding several events to mark the occasion, inviting the community to join in on the celebration this week.
In a display of solidarity for local law enforcement, numerous local resort companies turned their property marquees blue at 9:20 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Jan. 9, a Go True Blue tribute. On Jan. 10, Clark County is issuing a proclamation of the celebration, with a ceremony at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign, which will also glow blue for the day.
And on Jan. 12, the foundation will host the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D) event at Police Memorial Park (3250 Metro Academy Way) from noon to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event will include food trucks, music, games, raffles, photo booths, face painting and police/military unit displays. Hosted by entertainer Frankie Scinta of The Scintas, the event will welcome special guests including: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman; Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony; Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown; and Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Also on the guest list: representatives of the Las Vegas Raiders, including the Raiderettes.
“The amount of support we received throughout 2018 was outstanding and we’re excited to begin 2019 on a high note with the support of so many organizations,” said Tom Kovach, executive director of the LVMPD Foundation, in a statement. “It’s important to recognize the officers who put their lives on the line for us every day and National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day gives our community the opportunity to thank them for all they do for us.”