Skeen: It’s time to ‘back the blue’

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Back the Blue is a movement that has taken root and is spreading across the nation as more communities are showing support of the Men in Blue.Jean Skeen, of Skeen Funeral Home in Troy, said the movement is spreading but not as rapidly as it should be.“Every community across the nation should be behind our police officers,” she said. “What a terrible situation this country, our cities and communities, would be in if we didn’t have police officers out there watching after us day and night and protecting us as individuals and as communities. We need to ‘Back the Blue.’” Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Print Article Skeen: It’s time to ‘back the blue’ Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “They work accidents, crime scenes and domestic calls,” she said. “And, they do many other things in the community, from providing escorts for funeral processions and directing traffic to participating in community helper programs and providing security at athletic events.“And, it not just the officers on the street that make up our police departments. The dispatchers and the office personnel play roles in keeping us safe. They deserve our respect and support also.”Skeen Funeral Home is joining the Back the Blue movement with the installation of blue lights on the front of its facility on George Wallace Drive in Troy.“The blue lights will burn throughout the night to let our police officers know we support them and have them in our prayers,” Skeen said. “While we are sleeping, they are out making sure we are safe in our homes and in our cities. The blue light will hopefully remind others of the service police officers provide here in Troy and all across the country.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skeen said she understands that most people appreciate and respect police officers.“But we don’t show that appreciation the way we should,” she said. “Every day, our police officers put their lives on the line for us, for people they don’t even know, and we should let them know that we support them and appreciate what they do.”Skeen said police officers are much more involved in the community than one might think. Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like TSCEF grant sends students to American Village Charles Henderson Middle School seventh-graders experienced life in a colonial village as part of their hands-on field trip to the… read more In addition to the blue lights, Skeen Funeral Home also has Back the Blue bracelets available for those who would liketo support police officers in a visible way.“We think it’s important that we let our police officers know they are appreciated,” she said. “When we wear a Back the Blue bracelet, it is a visible symbol of our support and hopefully it will be an encouragement to our officers.”The Back the Blue bracelets are being offered by the Skeens at no charge. The bracelets are available at Skeen Funeral Home in Troy. Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more