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 …