- Associated Press - Saturday, January 9, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota will be honoring the state’s law enforcement officers on Saturday night by lighting the Capitol in blue.

Saturday is national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. At sundown, the Capitol’s front torch lights will shine blue, which is the color representing law enforcement. Blue light will also illuminate the front doors of the Capitol.

South Dakota Highway Patrol superintendent Col. Craig Price says the gesture is a wonderful way to honor all law enforcement at all levels. He says it’s important not only to thank the officers, but also their families.

South Dakota Bureau of Administration Commissioner Jeff Holden says he hopes the scenery change will remind residents of the incredible service law enforcement provides to the state and nation.

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