(NEWS CENTER) -- A community group in Saco says a recent shooting and bomb threat has shown them the important role police play in keeping their community safe.
In one day last month, a bomb threat at Thornton Academy closed school and a domestic violence shooting and home invasion injured two people.
"That really rocked our community," said Representative Justin Chenette (D) - Saco. "Our police were tested."
Chenette and with volunteers from the Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement are organizing Project Blue Light.
They're passing out blue light bulbs and candle sticks so residents can put them in their windows.
Project Blue Light started as a way to honor fallen police officers, but the Saco group wants it to honor all police officers.
"Our brave men and women do so much, and I think it's just taking a step back and saying thank you for your service," said Chenette.
On Sunday, volunteers passed out blue lights to people living in the Hillview Heights neighborhood, where the home invasion and shooting took place in December.
Some of the people living in that neighborhood are also teachers at Thornton Academy.
"[Saco Police] are always quick to respond, they take safety first, they're there for us and they made the children and I feel very safe," said teacher Camille Saucier.
Anyone interested in learning more about Project Blue Light and requesting a blue bulb can fill out a form on the Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement Website.
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