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Display blue light in Darlington to show support for police
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DARLINGTON - In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day. This year, in recognition of this event, the Darlington Police Department invites all Darlington residents and businesses to display a blue light at their homes and businesses beginning Sunday (National Peace Officers Memorial Day) and lasting until May 21 to help remember the 20,000 law enforcement officers who have died in service to their communities, including those lost in Darlington. In May 1927, Darlington Police Chief Frank Moran was struck and killed by a car while checking vehicle registration plates on Main Street.