In concurrence with National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College built a blue memorial to show their appreciation for the men and women in blue.
Complete with red and blue lights that light up like a squad car, the memorial broadcasts tributes and poems to the immediate area that can be heard by tuning to FM 88.9 as you drive by.
The college began planning a smaller tribute some time ago, but the idea grabbed the interest of many. As more people at the college pledged their support, the memorial plan grew.
“It’s a tough time to be a police officer, and it’s really nice to know that there’s a lot of people in this community, especially here in Green Bay, that really support our police officers,” said Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith.
“We really owe our law enforcement personnel a great debt of gratitude,” said NWTC President Jeff Rafn.
“Thousands of folks (officers) out here have been trained and educated here. Every one of them has made a personal decision to keep us safe and to face whatever dangers are out there,” he continued.
The memorial will stand until Jan. 15.