I've spent the this year trying to change what I believe is a false narrative of backlash against police officers in New Jersey and across the country. We honor our law enforcement every Friday with #BlueFriday.

The Archdiocese of Newark is honoring those men and women who wear the uniform who have lost their lives over the last year with a Blue Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark on Thursday, November 10.

The Blue Mass will honor and be in memory of law enforcement personnel  including Trooper Eli McCarson, Trooper Sean Cullen, and Sr. Corrections Officer Nick Semmon. The mass will also remember fallen officers from the Dallas and Dallas Rapid transit Police Depts., baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Police Depts and East Baton  Rouge Sheriff's and recognizing Office Lt. (Ret.) Joseph Franklin. The Most Reverend Archbishop John J. Myers will be presiding over the mass.

According to Communications Director Bill Schievella, they estimate over 1,000 officers and government officials will be attending the mass.

There will be a luncheon afterwards at branch Brook Park Roller Rink in Branch Brook Park. Tickets to the event are $20 and you can reach call 1-800-427-7651 or bluemass@embarqmail.com for tickets and more information.

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