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Mayor Jean Stothert encourages Omaha citizens to participate in the #SupportBlue campaign to build officers’ morale and to help foster relations between police officers and the community.
The First Responders, Mayor Jean Stothert, community supporters and Omaha Police Department officers and officials unveiled the #SupportBlue campaign Friday morning at the Omaha Police mounted patrol barn. Pictured left to right: Ray Somberg, First Responders Foundation president and executive director; Mayor Jean Stothert; Jami Anders-Kemp, director of Omaha 360; Mary Williams, First Responders Foundation Board member; and Deputy Omaha Police Chief Greg Gonzalez.
“Through my work, I have worked alongside a number of fine police officers and leaders that truly have a heart for our community and are doing everything in their power to bring about that positive change,” said Jami Anders-Kemp, director of Omaha 360. “It’s not that our officers are seeking great accolades, but I can tell you, they don’t mind receiving an occasional thank you.”
The #SupportBlue campaign provides ways for the public to show its appreciation to Omaha’s police officers by posting “thank you” notes on SupportBlueOmaha.com and using the #SupportBlue hashtag for social media posts. Pictured left to right: Mary Williams, First Responders Foundation board member; Omaha Police Lt. Darci Tierney, First Responders Foundation board member; Jim Hanson, Jr. First Responders Foundation board member; and Jami Anders-Kemp, director of Omaha 360.
Millard elementary school students touring the Omaha Police mounted patrol barn were able to meet the Mayor and witness the launch of the #SupportBlue campaign. Businesses, schools, the media, nonprofits and the public can join the campaign by downloading materials and other information at SupportBlueOmaha.com.