Blue light special: Alabama neighborhood lights up in support of police

Blue light special: Alabama neighborhood lights up in support of police
Police in Huntsville, Alabama, were honored by residents of one neighborhood, who replaced their porch lights with blue bulbs. (Huntsville Police Department)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Police in a northern Alabama city received a heartwarming surprise Thursday night.

Lt. Michael Johnson told AL.com that residents who live near the University of Alabama in Huntsville replaced their porch lights with blue bulbs to honor police.

Huntsville residents called officers working the third shift, who drove into the area and saw the display, WHNT reported.

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“Someone simply called police to come through the neighborhood,” Johnson told AL.com.

“It wasn’t a call of distress. It’s wasn’t a call of a citizen in need,” the Huntsville Police Department posted on social media. “But it was a call that was definitely unexpected. An entire neighborhood showing their support for law enforcement. Thank you!”