Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol is encouraging county residents to take action in support of local law enforcement.

He says in the light of recent negativity directed toward police nationally, there is need to show law enforcement officers that citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen.

Maciol says in addition to thanking a police officer when you see one you can also:

• Send a card of support to the law enforcement agency that serves your community.

• Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience.

• Ask those in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement.

• Participate in “Project Blue Light” by proudly displaying a blue light at your home in support of law enforcement.

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