PERINTON, N.Y. (WROC) — The Town of Perinton is inviting community members to “Light Blue” Sunday in honor of local man and fallen Rochester Police Officer Anthony Mazurkiewicz.
Perinton’s town supervisor Ciaran Hannah said he was looking for an opportunity to bring the community together to honor the fallen officer.
“It’s been a rough week for everybody in town and we certainly want to show our support of the family,” Hanna said. “They’ve been through a lot and we want them to know our thoughts and our prayers are with them.”
Organizers say the event follows a procession route that residents will follow to pay respect to the officer. It starts at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, with participants expected to leave by 8:30 p.m.
Those who participate are asked to use their cellular device to “light” the route blue.
- Use your phone to play this video on the Town’s YouTube page featuring a blue in memoriam image:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2OV8O0-LoM (the silent video will allow your phone to light up blue for an extended amount of time)
- Place a piece of tape over your phone’s flashlight and color the tape with a blue marker (permanent marker works best)
- Bring any other blue light you may have.
The procession will occur after calling hours so the start time is tentative. Calling hours will be open to all members of the public and will be held on July 31 from 1 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will also be held on Monday.
After starting at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, participants will head west on Pittsford-Palmyra Road, turn right onto Mason Road, left onto Ayrault Road, and then turn right onto Pittsford-Palmyra Road to 490.
More information about the procession route, as well as parking, can be found on the Town of Perinton’s website.