NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - In tribute to NOPD officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will light the exterior of the building in blue from Tuesday through Thursday. The recognition coincides with National Police Week, which is meant to honor law enforcement officers across the country who have died while on the job.
"Being a police officer is not just a career, it's a calling and a commitment to protect and serve others without fear for your own safety," NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said. "I want to thank the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for choosing to publicly honor officers that we've lost in the line of duty and thank those officers who are taking that risk every day."
New Orleans residents and visitors are encouraged to share their pictures and messages of appreciation for New Orleans police officers on social media along with #GetBehindTheBadge.