PBA president announces one of the largest ‘Back the Blue’ campaigns during rally

The president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association joined with police officials and those who have lost their loved ones in law enforcement to show their support Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Oct 19, 2020, 3:41 PM

Updated 1,317 days ago

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The president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association joined with police officials and those who have lost their loved ones in law enforcement to show their support Thursday.
The family members and officials came together to show their support for the men and women in uniform.
Together, the group announced one of the largest "Back the Blue" campaigns will take place Friday. It comes in response to recent unrest throughout the country, rallies against police brutality and many calling for defunding of the police.
Those who spoke say they believe elected officials and other New Yorkers have recently turned their backs on the police and aren't recognizing them for everything they do to keep communities safe.
That's why they're giving out 36,000 blue ribbons to local residents and are asking them to tie them on trees around the city to show their support.
"You dial 911, we come and help, now we are asking for your help. We need you to come to our aid, speak out. We need you to tie the ribbon, we need you to say we support the police officers. You know why? Because they support us," says PBA President Pay Lynch.


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