Bridgeport Honors Law Enforcement Through ‘Paint The Town Blue’


The City of Bridgeport is going go blue in an effort to honor members of law enforcement.

All week long residents are encouraged to place blue light bulbs in their front porch light fixtures and lamp posts.

The national “Paint the Town Blue” observance will be held in May, but it will be held locally in February to mark the anniversary of Deputy U.S Marshall Derek Hotsinpiller’s death. 

The second annual “Paint the Town Blue” is sponsored by the City of Bridgeport, Bridgeport Police Department and Wives Behind the Badge.

“Definitely by keeping the blue lights on and they can stop by Bridgeport City Hall and drop off a $5 donation if they are wearing blue jeans or if they want to support the cause. We are accepting donations and will make a huge donation to Wives Behind the Badge,” said Andrea Kerr, Bridgeport city clerk. 

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