Missouri has lost 31 members of the patrol, giving their lives in fulfillment of the patrol’s mission of providing service and protection to Missouri’s citizens, a press release states.
In honor of those 31 troopers and the more than 600 other law enforcement officers in Missouri who have made the ultimate sacrifice while performing their duties, all troops and division offices will display blue lights during the 2019 holiday season in an effort called Operation Blue Light, a release states.
“It’s important to honor those law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and those who continue to serve,” MSHP Superintendent Col. Eric Olson said. “Project Blue Light is a way we can show our gratitude for past and present officers from all agencies across Missouri.”
For more details on Operation Blue Light or other patrol news, visit https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/.