Turn your porch light blue to show your support for police

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Thousands of people are switching their porch lights to blue this week to show support for the work law enforcement does in the community.

The nationwide Facebook event, created by  D.J. Jessup so far has more than 100,000 supporters. The former Petersburg police officer and Sussex Sheriff’s deputy said he could not just sit back and watch the hatred he saw posted on social media directed at law enforcement after the controversial grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.

One of the north Alabama supporters joining Blue Light Week is Owens Cross Roads resident Ramona Cramer.

"I grew up and was taught to respect law enforcement.  But, I don't see much respect for them right now and I think that is wrong. They work to keep us safe  so we need to do what we can to support that work," Cramer says.

For more details on the Blue Light Week event, click here.