Heartland towns turn blue to support law enforcement

Updated: Oct. 1, 2015 at 2:28 PM CDT
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(Source: Metro Title Inc.)
(Source: Metro Title Inc.)

(KFVS) - Towns across the Heartland are turning blue to show their support for law enforcement.

Businesses in Poplar Bluff have put up balloons and ribbons across town to say thank you to police.

Some of the businesses include: Coldwell Banker, Ruth Holloway Realty, Key Drugs, First Midwest Bank, Colton's Steak House and Grill, Rowland Dental, Poplar Bluff Realty, Inc., Commerce Bank and Sterling Bank.

Metro Title, Inc. in Cape Girardeau and Perryville has started a "Back the Blue" campaign.

Vice President and General Manager of Metro Title Joy Baldwin said she decided to start the campaign in light of recent police shootings nationwide.

The idea is to say a special thank you to law enforcement by displaying a blue light on your house. Metro is distributing lights at each closing.

So far, Metro has handed out as many as 75 light bulbs.

Baldwin says she hopes to start a community movement with the lights.

In other places, like Cape Girardeau, Mo., Metropolis, Ill, and McCracken County, Ky., residents are showing their support by dropping off symbols of support, like cookies or homemade gifts.

Law enforcement in the area say, "Thank you."

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