Please join the Horsham Police Department and Law Enforcement Officers from all over Montgomery County as we honor those officers who have died in the line of duty and thank those officers who continue to serve.
Tuesday December 11, 2012 6:30PM
Horsham Township Municipal Complex (map)1025 Horsham Road, Horsham PA 19044
Download a flyer for Project Blue Light 2012
Project Blue Light was begun by Mrs. Dolly Craig, the surviving mother-in-law of Daniel Gleason, a Philadelphia (PA) police officer killed in the line of duty in 1986. Mrs Craig sent her Christmas message to the COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc) National office. Her daughter Pam, the surviving widow of Officer Gleason, had been killed in a car accident in August, 1989, before the holiday season. Dolly wrote, “This holiday I’m putting two blue lights in my living room window. One is for Dan and the other is for Pam, who believed so much in the COPS organization.”
Horsham Township also lights a Christmas Tree at the entrance to Deep Meadow Park with blue lights as a memorial to these officers.
During the holiday season you are asked to put blue lights in your holiday decorations and your windows and tie blue ribbons on car antennas to show support for law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty for the citizens they have served. Additionally, this will be a show of support for those who continue to work the streets 24 hours a day, every day of the year
The Horsham Police Dept will host the 13th Annual Project Blue Light on Tuesday December 13 at 6:30 PM. Project Blue Light is a nationwide event in which we honor law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Horsham Township Police Department hosts the Project Blue Light ceremony each December to remember Montgomery County law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Keynote speaker will be Chief Michael Carroll (ret.). Chief Carroll is the immediate past president of the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) and is retired from West Whiteland Township PD. State Rep Todd Stephens will also be speaking. Music will be provided by the HHHS Madrigals Choir.
The Horsham Township Police Department will host law enforcement officers from all over Montgomery County at their 12th Annual Project Blue Light Ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday December 7, 2010 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Horsham Fire House next to the Horsham Township Municipal Building.
A tree in Deep Meadow Park has been decorated with 1,000 blue lights which represent the law enforcement community. There are also 26 white lights, each white light represents a police officer from Montgomery County who died in the line of duty.
Participating in the ceremony this year are various speakers including the President of Horsham Township Council, the Horsham Township Manager and the Montgomery County District
Attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman.
This years keynote speaker is Eleanor Allione, the Northern Seaboard Trustee to the National Board of COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors). COPS began the Project Blue Light program in 1988 when they received a letter from Dolly Craig, the mother in law of a slain Philadelphia Police officer Danny Gleason.
The ceremony will end with the annual tree lighting which will be done this year by members of the Montgomery Township Police Department in recognition of their colleague Ward Thomas who died this year after a lengthy illness.
The Horsham Police Dept will host their 11th Annual Project Blue Light on Tuesday December 8,2008 6:30 PM at the Fire Station at 1023 Horsham Road (across from Deep Meadow Park and next to the Township Building). Guest speaker at this year's ceremony will be Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.
A reception will be held in the Community Center (behind the township building) immediately following the ceremony.
Please plan to arrive early. Parking is available at the township building, at Deep Meadow Park, and at Kohler Park (all are short walks to the Fire House).
Charles H. Ramsey was appointed Police Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department on January 7, 2008 by Mayor Michael Nutter. Commissioner Ramsey leads the fourth largest police department in the country with 6, 700 sworn members and 830 civilian members. He brings the knowledge and experience of nearly forty years in the law enforcement profession.
A nationally recognized innovator, educator and practitioner of community policing, Commissioner Ramsey is known to refocus police departments on crime fighting and crime prevention through a more accountable organizational structure, new equipment and technology, an enhanced strategy of community policing and, since September 11, 2001, new approaches to homeland security and counter-terrorism.
Click Here for Commissioner Ramsey's Bio
Project Blue Light 2009 Flyer
The Horsham Township Police Department hosted the 9th Annual “Project Blue Light Ceremony" on Tuesday December 4, 2007 at 6:30 PM. The
ceremony (an old fashioned tree lighting) was held in Battalion 2 Fire Station directly across from Deep Meadow Park and next to the Horsham Township Municipal Building.
The guest speaker this year was Mr. Joseph McGill, Esq. Mr. McGill is a former prosecutor from the City of Philadelphia, who prosecuted Mumia Abu Jamal in the murder of Officer Danny Faulkner. Also attending this years ceremony and lighting the tree will be the wife of Philadelphia Police Officer Gary Skerski who was killed in the line of duty answering a robbery
call at a bar in Philadelphia.
Participants in this yesr's event also inluded the
Loch Rannoch Pipes & Drums from Fountainville, PA. Loch Rannoch isthe affiliate pipe band of the Emerald Society of Bucks & Montgomery Counties.
Click here for a video of the 2007 ceremony.
Montgomery Trend Article.
On Tuesday December 12, 2006, the Horsham Township Police Department along with Law Enforcement Agencies from all over Montgomery County held it’s eighth annual
“Project Blue Light Ceremony.
This years ceremony featured musical selections from the Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School Madrigal Singers, and the Emerald Society of Bucks and Montgomery County. The featured speaker was Agent Richard Norcross of the Camden County, NJ Prosecutors Office and a survivor of an officer involved shooting. In addition, there will be remarks by the, the President of the Horsham Council and the Horsham Township Manager.
Project Blue Light 2003