For those wanting to show support for slain sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver and sheriff’s detective Michael David Davis Jr., people are encouraged to turn on a light this Saturday, November 1. More specifically, a blue light, if possible.
Deputy Oliver and Detective Davis were killed Friday, allegedly by a man who identified himself as Marcelo Marquez. A nationwide search into his past reveals several aliases, including Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. Bracamonte was arrested and deported from Arizona in 1996.
In just the last few days since Friday’s deadly shooting and multi-county chase, thousands of people have committed to change their porch or other exterior light to blue on Saturday night.
It’s an event called “Lights On”, and encourages people to use a blue bulb to represent the thin blue line – an expression used to refer to law enforcement.
Those without a blue bulb can participate by setting out flameless candles, or tying blue ribbons to lights.
Detective Michael David Davis Jr.: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500087983593704/?unit_ref=related_events
Deputy Danny Oliver: https://www.facebook.com/events/811582255551303/?source=1