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2024 Bluelight Gala - 12th Year Celebration!

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February 17, 2024

Rosen Center
9840 International Drive, Orlando

COPS is currently seeking table sponsors and items for our annual silent auction.  All proceeds will support the attendance of our members at the Bluelight Gala which provides an opportunity for our survivors to honor and remember their heroes. We purposely schedule this event close to the holiday season as we know those are the most difficult times without our loved ones. The Bluelight Gala is just one of the many ways we help rebuild shattered lives and remind our members that we will never forget the selfless sacrifice of their heroes.

Survivors interested in attending should reach out directly to the COPS for more information.  Extended family and friends interested in attending the gala are welcome to purchase tickets by scanning the QR code above.   This event is a wonderful way to support families and learn more about this outstanding organization. 

Tickets for the Saturday night event are $125 per person. The cost of a ticket includes a gourmet three-course meal, entrance into the Gala, guest speakers and entertainment for the evening.   All proceeds from this event benefit the Central Florida COPS Chapter and our survivors. Our mission is to never forget and walk the journey of hope beside them. 

Business and Community Partners have the opportunity to support and sponsor this event.  Just fill out the form at the bottom of this page. 

Donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) charity organization and recognized by IRS identifier 59-3233259.

What Is The Blue Light? 

The idea for “Project Blue Light” began in 1988 when Mrs. Dolly Craig wrote to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) that she would be putting two blue candles in her living room window: one for her son-in-law, Daniel Gleason, who had been killed in the line of duty while serving the Philadelphia (PA) Police Department on June 5, 1986, and one for her daughter and Danny’s wife, Pam, who had been killed in an automobile accident in August 1988. Danny and Pam had 6 children. Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but her idea is her legacy. “Project Blue Light” now burns bright in the hearts of the nearly 15,000 surviving families of America’s fallen law enforcement officers.

“Everyone who appreciates law enforcement should get involved with Project Blue Light,” said Jennifer Thacker, National C.O.P.S. President, “Project Blue Light” allows citizens to show support for local law enforcement and the heroes who have been killed in the line of duty.”

The New England Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. is once again asking for your support in “Project Blue Light“. “Project Blue Light” is a tribute to officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice as well as those who continue to work America’s dangerous streets.

Since “Project Blue Light” was introduced by C.O.P.S., it has been embraced by many law enforcement organizations and their families. “Project Blue Light” is a simple gesture: please show your support by placing a blue Christmas light in a window or decorate a tree outside your home with blue lights to remind everyone that law enforcement officers serve and protect every day of the year.