A Blue Christmas
A Blue Christmas is a campaign started by Simpsonville resident Kevin Dunn. He came up with the idea after hearing of the death of Greenville Police Officer Alan Jacobs, in March of 2016. Mr. Dunn did not know the officer personally, but his death really touched him. He thought there has to be something we, as a community, can do to show support for those Serving and Protecting us and to remember those that have given their lives in the line of duty.
Mr. Dunn thought there is no better time to do that, then the Holiday season. It’s something everyone can participate in and say thank you.
All that is needed is to replace a garage light or porch light with a blue bulb, from Thanksgiving night through New Year’s.
It’s a simple way to show our support, to say thank you and remember.
Message from Kevin Dunn (The Founder of "A Blue Christmas")
On March 18th Greenville Police Officer Allen Jacobs lost his life when he and other officers spotted the suspect walking along the street and wanted to ask him about a weapon. They were conducting a field interview based on some information they received. The suspect took off, and Officer Jacobs gave chase. As Officer Jacobs rounded a corner of a house he was met with a hail of gunfire. He was shot multiple times, was wearing a bulletproof vest, and his gun was still holstered. Officer Jacobs died later of his wounds in the Hospital. Before other Officers could apprehend the suspect, he turned the gun on himself.
Officer Jacobs left behind a young wife, 2 sons and a daughter on the way. Officer Jacobs death has stunned the community. I don’t know why but this death has really bothered me, so I thought we need to come together as a community and a country to say thank you. We need to let officers know we appreciate what they do, and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, let their families know they are not forgotten. What better time than during the Holiday season.
Thank you to every officer that has said "I will serve and protect"…. and thank you to my Father, who was an officer in the 1960’s and then went on to train officers in NJ.
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