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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared Monday, Jan. 9, as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in the state.

The proclamation coincides with Jan. 9 being National Law Enforcement Day.

The Government House was lit blue to show support for Maryland's law enforcement officials.

"Maryland's law enforcement officers are some of the bravest and most courageous men and women in uniform anywhere in the country, and I am honored to declare today as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in recognition of their complete dedication to the protection of our citizens," Gov. Hogan said.

"Every single day, our men and women in uniform selflessly put their lives on the line to make our communities safer. I will continue to show my unwavering support for our law enforcement officers, and I encourage all Marylanders to show their appreciation for these extraordinary men and women," the governor continued.

In celebration of the day, Gov. Hogan met with law enforcement officials from multiple state organizations.


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