NEW ORLEANS — As people make their Mardi Gras parade plans, they shouldn’t forget the cops and deputies who will be working overtime to keep everyone safe.

That’s the topic of this week’s Commentary by Eyewitness News Political Analyst and Gambit columnist Clancy DuBos:

While most of us are having fun during Mardi Gras, hundreds of cops will be working long hours to keep us safe along parade routes. They deserve our thanks.

For years now, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation has offered a great way to show our appreciation: It’s called the Adopt-A-Cop program. 

For a tax-deductible gift of $10 or more, you can provide the Krewe in Blue with hot meals, healthy snacks and beverages during Carnival’s long days and nights.

Giving is easy. 

Go to the foundation's website, and make your donation now. I did.

Because without the blue, there would be no purple, green and gold.

Throughout Carnival season, NOPD officers are on duty and working with a majority putting in 12-hour shifts in a police district or a minimum of 8-hour shifts along the parade route. Adopt-A-Cop Mardi Gras Support provides our Krewe in Blue with much needed hot meals, healthy snacks, and beverages to enjoy during the long days and nights of Mardi Gras.

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