Burns, Cambria County Crime Stoppers to host ‘Bless the Badge’ lunch event for 72nd District law enforcement

Officers still can sign up for tomorrow’s lunch

JOHNSTOWN, Jan. 25 – To thank area law enforcement for the job they do every day to protect the citizens of the 72nd Legislative District, state Rep. Frank Burns will host a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day tomorrow.

Burns will offer lunch and the opportunity for a member of the clergy to bless the officers and their badges from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at This Is It Hall, 1300 Frankstown Road.

“The men and women in blue dedicate their lives to protecting others and keeping our streets safe from crime,” Burns said. “This appreciation event is my way of letting these officers know how much they are valued.”

All law enforcement officers living and working in the 72nd Legislative District are invited to the free lunch. To sign up, simply call Burns’ Ebensburg office at 814-472-8021.

In addition to lunch and the blessing, Burns will speak, as will Gary Martin and Allie Lonas from Cambria County Crime Stoppers and Richland Township Police Chief Mike Burgen.

Burns is chair of the Blue Lives Matter Caucus in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, which he founded in 2017 as a bipartisan group dedicated to all issues and concerns related to law enforcement.