Marquees on the Las Vegas Strip—and throughout Nevada—were illuminated in blue on Wednesday as part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation's Go True Blue Campaign in commemoration of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
"Today, tens of thousands of people witnessed a unified Las Vegas standing in solidarity with the brave men and women of our law enforcement community," Tom Kovach—executive director of the LVMPD Foundation—said in a statement.
"We are humbled and grateful for the Las Vegas community's continued support and we look forward to further strengthening our bond with the people of this great city," Kovach said.
Organizations including Affinity Gaming, Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Golden Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, MGM Resorts International, Penn National Gaming, South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, Station Casinos and Wynn Resorts came together to "Go True Blue" in support of their local heroes.
The effort by dozens of companies to honor police in the Las Vegas area comes just over a year after hundreds of law enforcement officers responded to an incident in which a gunman killed 58 people and left more than 800 injured at the "Route 91 Harvest" music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
The LVMPD Foundation created the Go True Blue campaign to recognize and support LVMPD officers who work hard to keep their community safe. For more information and a listing of upcoming LVMPD Foundation events, visit lvmpdfoundation.org.