In honor of the upcoming event to honor and support law enforcement, the Clay County Commission has signed a resolution declaring February 19, 2015 Paint the Town Blue Day. The declaration reads that the Clay County Commission recognizes the service and sacrifices of law enforcement officers across the State of West Virginia through participation in the Wives Behind the Badge – West Virginia Auxiliary’s “Paint the Town Blue” event. It continues to declare that on the 19th day of February, 2015, the Clay County ‘Commission encourages all County offices to participate in the event by wearing blue, hanging a blue ribbon, displaying blue lights, or other creative ways of “Painting the Town Blue.” The resolution includes that the Clay County Commission recognizes and extends our gratitude to members of the law enforcement community who risk their lives every day to protect ours.
Also on the third Thursday of each month of 2015, the Clay County Commission encourages all County offices to also participate in the monthly “Step Out in Blue” campaign, by wearing blue to continue to show our support for the law enforcement community.
Signed by Commissioners Fitzwater, Linkinoggor and Tucker, the resolution officially makes Thursday, February 19 Paint the Town Blue Day. This event is for everyone to participate in, no matter where you live. Hang a blue ribbon or wreath on your front door, change your porch light to blue, or use your imagination to show your support in way you see fit so that the brave men and women who serve and protect us may know that we support and appreciate the sacrifices they make.