Ala. neighborhood lights up blue to support police

"Officers received an unusual call last night," the agency wrote. "It wasn’t a call of distress. But it was a call that was definitely unexpected"

By William Thornton
Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville police say a neighborhood showed its support for officers Thursday night with an unusual light display.

The officers working the third shift in the department’s west precinct saw the display. A neighborhood had replaced its porch lights with blue bulbs in honor of police, and shared photos on social media. It wasn’t immediately clear which neighborhood planned the display, which came one day before the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Comments on social media largely showed support for the gesture and for local law enforcement.

“Okay, I straight up just about cried right now. What a beautiful thing to do for you all!” read one comment, while another person wrote, “Huntsville has a great PD and wonderful supportive community.”


West Precinct Third Shift Officers received an unusual call last night. It wasn’t a call of distress. It’s wasn’t a call...

Posted by Huntsville Police Department on Friday, September 11, 2020

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