OLYMPIA, Wash. - Have you ever looked up and marveled at all the stars? Well, Friday December 14th, you won’t have to look up. For the 22nd year "Night of 1,000 Stars" will serve a dual purpose. One is to remember all those who have worn a badge and fallen in the line of duty. The second, is to have a visual presence of law enforcement from agencies all over Washington State to make sure the roads stay safe. Extra patrols will consist of 1,000 law enforcement officers throughout Washington and they will be looking for impaired drivers, seatbelt violations and aggressive drivers.
Law enforcement officers all across Washington State have put their lives on the line for the citizens of this state. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice, and we take time to remember their service by honoring them with 1,000 'stars' (badges) out protecting our families and friends.
These stars will be looking for impaired and aggressive drivers who are a danger to all those who use the highways and roads throughout Washington. The goal is for all those travelling, whether it is across the country or across town, to arrive safely.
We urge all those on the roads to make good choices. Before the vehicle moves, make sure all occupants are properly buckled. If you plan to drink alcohol, make plans for a designated driver or an alternate means of transportation (i.e. cab, bus or a sober friend).
So on this "Night of 1000 Stars" and throughout the holiday season, we ask that you make safe choices and have safe travels.
The event is organized locally by the Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force and supported by numerous law enforcement agencies.