We will be lit in blue in memory of fallen NYPD Officer Randolph Holder, and the others that protect us daily. pic.twitter.com/BsJR7Ib5b0
— Empire State Bldg (@EmpireStateBldg) October 21, 2015
We weren’t the only ones who applaud this class act; NYC-based Twitter users poster their own photos of the building lit in blue with their gratitude and blessings:
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) October 21, 2015
@empirestatebldg glows blue to remember NYPD officer Randolph Holder who was killed in line of duty yesterday pic.twitter.com/Ya960wi90L — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 21, 2015The
For the moment, I’ll set aside the questions of how NYC’s liberal policies and increasing hate rhetoric directed at police officers may have contributed to Officer Holder’s murder by a thug.
Though perhaps this is an appropriate moment to consider the suggestion from one Twitter user on how the Empire State Building might be used to further highlight the apparent war on police sweeping our nation:
We won’t hold our breath waiting to hear from the likes of our so-called leaders (looking at you, President Obama) on this. But it is encouraging to see this honoring of Officer Holder — and all of our men and women in blue — and the outpouring of support it’s inspiring.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]