Wreath lighing to honor fallen police officers

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Commissioners Rob Loughery (left), Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Charles Martin at last year's light Project Blue Light memorial wreath lighting in the county courthouse. (Bucks County)

A 6-foot Project Blue Light memorial wreath honoring Bucks County police officers killed on duty will be lit at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the county Courthouse in Doylestown.

The wreath, lit with blue lights, will be decorated with 12 white ornaments symbolizing the 12 law enforcement officers killed on duty since 1914. For the fourth consecutive year,  it will hang in a large rotunda window overlooking the memorial courtyard, visible to those traveling through the center of the county seat.

County Commissioners Rob Loughery, Charles Martin and Diane Ellis-Marseglia will light the wreath on the third floor of the Courthouse, at 55 E. Court St., with Morrisville Borough Police Chief Jack Jones, who also is president of the county Fire Chiefs Association.

Project Blue Light encourages people to include a blue light in their holiday decorations to remember law enforcement officials who have given their lives in the performance of their duties. It also honors the men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day.

The ceremony is open to the public.

The Project Blue Light Memorial Wreath Honorees are: 

1914 – Constable Henry H. Kolbe       

1927 – County Sheriff Abram L. Kulp

1965 – Dublin Borough’s Eli Myers

1972 – Bristol Township’s George Stuckey

1975 – Bensalem’s James Armstrong

1980 – Bensalem’s James Yezzi
1986 – Deputy Sheriff Thomas A. Bateman
1986 – Deputy Sheriff George M. Werta, Jr.
1993 – County Park Ranger Stanley Flynn
2002 – Plumstead Twp.’s Joseph Hanusey
2005 – Newtown Borough’s Brian Gregg
2009 – Middletown Twp.’s Christopher Jones




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