Citizens throughout the Basin bundled up and endured the frigid cold on Friday in order to hang blue ribbons down the main streets from Duchesne to Naples in advance of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Communities around the country are finding ways to honor and show their gratitude to their local law enforcement officers and here in the Basin is no exception. Today, officer appreciation breakfasts are being held in Roosevelt and Vernal. A balloon release will be held at schools throughout Duchesne County and from the county and city buildings in Uintah County, all at 2:00pm. Tonight a Basin wide officer appreciation banquet is being held in Roosevelt at the Crossroads Senior Center. The banquet will include a time to honor fallen officers and their families, including those lost throughout Utah this year. It is the sacrifice of those officers and their families left behind that inspired Elizabeth Mathews of Duchesne County to not only plan the local LEAD events but kept her tying blue ribbons all weekend long in support of the men and women in blue.