ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Blue light bulbs are being sold by the dozens at local stores to honor Officer Jaimie Cox. Some area stores are reaching out in all directions to try to meet the high demand.
Dean Hendrickson is one of many who've been on the hunt for blue light bulbs to light up their house in honor of Officer Jaimie Cox.
"You should never lose your life doing your job, no matter where you are or what you do. I respect people who do service, especially that pay the ultimate price. It's the least we can do for him and his family," says Henderickson.
The Home Depot in Rockford says the demand for these lights has been extremely high the past few days. They've been selling out as soon as they get more in stock.
"I went to all three stores Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Menards and they were all laughing at me because they were all out, which is great," says Hendrickson.
This East State Street Home Depot has had to reach out to other cities and even states to try to meet demand.
"250 sold within the first hour, we only have a handful of right now, it's great to see. I mean the people you are able to talk to that are coming in, hearing their stories, it's amazing to see the community come together like that," says the Rockford Home Depot Store Manager, Ed Ward.
"I mean I’m glad that they were sold out, which tells me a lot of people were trying to do the same thing. So I’m going to light up my garage and my house with these blue lights in honor of this hero and hopefully the community can heal from it," says Hendrickson.
This Home Depot is offering all active duty Rockford Police Officers a free blue light bulb for their service to our community.
Tri B Hardware in Rockford says they are also going to be giving away blue light bulbs in honor of Officer Cox to the first 100 customers starting Thursday morning at 7:30.