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‘They do a really hard job’: Rochester to Paint the City Blue to honor police

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Residents and business owners are organizing to thank and support city police officers as part of National Thank a Police Officer Day on Sept. 18.

This is the fourth year for the Paint The City Blue event in the Lilac City, said Lisa Stanley, owner of Wit-Way Supply and founder of the event. This year’s chairs are Lauren Jerr and Dave Stevens.

“I am a police commissioner here and four years ago I made a commitment to make our police officers as well-liked as are firefighters,” said Stanley. “They do a really hard job. I believe the bulk of our citizens do support police. This is just a great, fun way to show it.”

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