Bentley: Capitol illuminated for law enforcment this week

Published 2:03 am Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday announced the Alabama State Capitol will be illuminated blue every night this week to honor the men and women who willingly put themselves in harm’s way to protect all of us in Alabama and across the nation.

“On Sunday, I was troubled and truly heartbroken to hear of yet another act of senseless violence, this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,” Gov. Bentley said. “Alabama joins the rest of the nation in praying for the men and women who sacrifice so much to safeguard us daily. This week we are illuminating the State Capitol blue to show Alabama’s support for law enforcement locally and across the country. The contributions and sacrifices made by these men and women are immeasurable, and it is important for us as Alabamians and Americans to honor them.”

Alabama has approximately 16,000 municipal, county and state law enforcement officers.

The Capitol will be illuminated blue through Friday.