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Posted on: December 1, 2022

County Displays ‘Blue Light’ Holiday Wreath in Honor of Fallen Officers

A close up of the Project Blue Light wreath

The Bucks County Commissioners today joined with representatives of law enforcement to officially light the Project Blue Light wreath for the 2022 holiday season.

Displayed from the third floor of the rotunda in the Administration Building, the wreath will remain lit throughout the holiday season in honor of law enforcement officers from Bucks County who died in the line of duty. The wreath is adorned with blue lights and white ornaments.

“At this time of year, when we’re coming together to celebrate the season with friends and family, it’s important for us to remember those who gave everything to keep our county and our communities safe,” said Commissioner Chair Bob Harvie. “In memory of their service and their sacrifice, we proudly light and display this wreath for Bucks County’s fallen law enforcement heroes.”

Commissioner Bob Harvie talking at the wreath lighting ceremony

Commissioner Bob Harvie speaking at the Project Blue Light wreath lighting ceremony at the Bucks County Administration Building. 

This year’s honor roll includes:

  • Pennsylvania State Deputy Constable Erwin Mondeau, 1898
  • Pennsylvania State Constable Henry A. Kolbe, 1914
  • Bucks County Sheriff Abram L. Kulp, 1927
  • Quakertown Borough Police Officer Edward W. Shearer, 1936
  • Dublin Borough Police Chief Eli M. Myers, 1965
  • Bristol Township Police Detective George F. Stuckey, 1972
  • Bensalem Township Police Officer James K. Armstrong, 1975
  • Bensalem Township Police Officer Robert A. Yezzi, 1980
  • Bucks County Deputy Sheriff Thomas A. Bateman, 1986
  • Bucks County Deputy Sheriff George M. Warta, Jr., 1986
  • Bucks County Ranger Stanley E. Flynn, 1993
  • Plumstead Township Police Officer Joseph E. Hanusey III, 2002
  • Newtown Borough Police Officer Brian S. Gregg, 2005
  • Middletown Township Police Officer Christopher C. Jones, 2009
  • Bucks County Ranger Thomas Booz, 2020
  • Warrington Township K9 Officer Stephen C. Plum, 2022

The Bucks County Commissioners pose with other county row officers for a picture by the wreath

From left to right: Commissioner Bob Harvie, Controller Pamela Van Blunk, Prothonotary Coleen Christian, Commissioner Gene DiGirolamo, Sheriff Fred Harran, District Attorney Matt Weintraub and Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia  

Project Blue Light is a nationwide observance begun more than 30 years ago by Dolly Craig of Philadelphia.

In 1988, Craig placed two blue candle lights in the window of her home: one in honor of her son-in-law, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Gleason, killed in the line of duty 1986; and one for her daughter Pam, Gleason’s wife, who died in an auto crash in 1988. The couple had six children.

Craig wrote of her simple gesture to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) an organization dedicated to families of fallen officers, which helped the idea take hold nationally.

Media Contact: James O’Malley, 215-348-6414, jtomalley@buckscounty.org  

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