Sunday, March 10, 2013
The event Saturday at Oconee Veterans Park raised awareness and money for the Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors.
From a SWAT tank to motorcycle units, law enforcement vehicles of all types were on display at Oconee Veterans Park on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Night of Blue Lights. Dozens of agencies were represented at the event, presented by Oconee County resident Lee Dyer in cooperation with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and Watkinsville Police. It served to remember fallen officers and show support to their families. The crowd enjoyed live music, boiled peanuts and burgers while mingling with officers. Kids slid down a giant slide, climbed onto a fire truck and a helicopter and lined up for balloon animals, guitars and motorcycles from Up N' Away Balloons. K-9s and their handlers from Richmond, Douglas and Gwinnett counties along with the …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The 3rd annual Night of Blue Lights fundraiser for the Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors is coming up on March 9, 2013.
Saturday's forecast calls for an afternoon high of 65 and chilly temperatures into the evening, but hearts will be warm regardless at the third annual Night of Blue Lights in Oconee County. The event, organized by Oconee County resident Lee Dyer, serves as a fundraiser for the Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). It's also a way for officers from different agencies to have an opportunity to mingle outside of police work. This year the event will again be held at Oconee Veterans Park. From 3 p.m. until about 9 p.m., there will be K-9 demonstrations, live music, raffles and kids activities. At dark, the blue lights will be turned on simultaneouly in remembrance of fallen peace officers. Oconee County Sheriff Scott …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Hundreds gathered Saturday at Oconee Veterans Park to witness more than 90 vehicles from about two dozen law enforcement agencies simultaneously flash their blue lights to honor fallen peace officers and raise money for Concerns of Police Survivors.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Lee Dyer says the second annual Night of Blue Lights on March 10, a benefit for Concerns of Police Survivors, promises to be bigger, better, and brighter than last year.
Organizing Night of Blue Lights -- an annual event that brings together multiple law enforcement agencies and members of the community to raise money for families of fallen officers-- has become a second full-time job for Oconee County resident Lee Dyer. The idea came to him in a dream in late 2010. Last March he watched that dream come into fruition at the first annual Night of Blue Lights when hundreds of citizens and more than a dozen agencies raised about $7,000 for the Georgia Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). It was so successful that immediately Dyer began planning for this year's event with the same goal: "to raise as much as possible for the cause." His motivation is simple. He has a nephew in Gainesville and …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The event will again raise funds for Concerns of Police Survivors.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The second annual "Night of Blue Lights" --a benefit to raise money for families of fallen peace officers-- has been scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2012. It will again take place at the Oconee Veterans Park from 4-9 p.m, according to event organizer and Oconee County resident Lee Dyer. Last March, hundreds turned out to support the cause and watch as officers simultaneously turned on their blue lights in memory of the fallen brethren. Children enjoyed exploring fire trucks, watching the K9 demonstrations and jumping in inflatables. Did you attend last year? Will you make plans to go this year? Read about what inspired Dyer to plan the event. Editor's note: The event's location changed. The article has been updated.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The 1st Annual Night of Blue Lights, held at the Oconee County Civic Center on Saturday, raised money for Concerns of Police Survivors.
Hundreds of citizens flocked to the Oconee County Civic Center on Saturday afternoon in support of Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization that assists the families of fallen officers. Inspired by his friends and family members in law enforcement, Oconee County resident Lee Dyer had the idea to show his appreciation by creating the event to honor their legacies. “There's so little that people do for them,” Dyer said at the 1st Annual Night of Blue Lights. He explained that the idea stemmed from a dream he had in November. Even though friends joked that it wouldn't come to fruition, Dyer said he brought his idea to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and made it happen. “He wanted to do something; it just grew,” said Oconee County …