CORDELE, GA (WALB) - People in Cordele and Crisp County are painting the town blue to show their appreciation for their local law enforcement agencies.
They said hanging up bows is the least they can do to show their support for the men and women who protect their community.
This is the first year the Cordele-Crisp County Chamber of Commerce has celebrated "Support Law Enforcement Day," but they said it won't be their last.
Blue ribbons decorate the streets and businesses around Cordele, all in an effort to show local law enforcement agencies that the community has their back.
"Any help that we can get from our local community is a welcome sight for police officers, especially in this day and age," said Sgt. Jeremy Taylor with the Cordele Police Department.
As more and more shootings and tragedies flood the country, folks in Cordele and Crisp County thought they could show that they don't take their officers for granted.
"We understand that they are in a life or death situation in most events that they go out and cover," said Chamber of Commerce President Monica Simmons.
So the Chamber decided to "paint the town blue" using blue ribbons.
They're asking residents and businesses to decorate their doors with the $8 bows.
"Law enforcement ride by and they see a ribbon on someone's antenna, a sticker on their car, or a bow on their house, they know that our community is behind them," said Simmons.
The Chamber invited the community to come out and help tie blue ribbons on the patrol cars of the Cordele Police Department and the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.
"When you see the community come out and say, 'Hey, we support you and what you do,' it revitalizes what we got into it for in the first place," said Sgt. Taylor.
The Chamber will be at the Police Department at 10 a.m. and the Sheriff's Office at 1:30 p.m.
They also will host their 23rd Annual Public Safety Appreciation Dinner on September 24.
If you'd like to purchase a bow or a decal, you can call the Chamber at 229-273-1668.