PRESS RELEASE: Alicia Purdy Celebrates “Blue Friday” to Honor Local Police Officers

For immediate release

ALBANY, N.Y., April 30, 2021 – Albany mayoral candidate Alicia Purdy spent the morning with police officers from around the Capital Region to honor current and former police officers and to affirm her support of law enforcement in the city of Albany, and across the region.

According to BFNY President Pat Fox, a former Albany police officer, the 18th annual “Blue Friday of New York” was planned to raise funds for officers and their families, and to recognize the sacrifices made by the men and women in blue.

In a statement Alicia Purdy said:

“Being a police officer in New York State is an increasingly difficult job for men and women who signed up to serve their communities. Because of political pressure, cancel culture and mob rule, our brave men and women in blue lack the necessary protections and support they need from their local governments and, as a result, recruitment has plummeted, and officers are leaving the force in the largest numbers ever seen. This means that not only are the remaining police force left vulnerable, but also the communities that need their protection, emergency services and aid are exposed to rising crime rates and violence.

As mayor, I will give the Albany Police Department the support they need to become the best they can be, so our communities can once again thrive and live without fear; and I will ensure that lawless individuals, who have been allowed to terrorize and torment the residents in our city, face their day of reckoning. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who bravely serve in law enforcement in the city of Albany for their continued courage amid adversity.”

[Click here to read Alicia’s statement on the April occupation encampment in Albany and the response of Albany’s current administration]

[Click here to view Alicia’s formal statement on supporting the Albany Police Department]

To learn more, visit or Facebook: @AliciaPurdy4Mayor

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To schedule Alicia for an interview, meeting, discussion or another campaign-related event, contact the campaign via email.

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Published by Alicia Purdy

Alicia Purdy is an independent, multi-media journalist with an M.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Broadcasting. Learn more at:

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