Light Ohio Blue is excited to announce our first ever FUR Responders Photo Challenge! 

Some of our most popular first responders have fur, walk on four legs and also work to keep Ohio’s communities safe. To honor their commitment, we are announcing Ohio’s Fur Responders Challenge. Submit photos of your agency’s fur responders – any K-9 and/or mounted officer is encouraged to participate.

Any public safety agency within the State of Ohio is encouraged to submit a photo of their four legged animals. 

The photos will be posted for public voting from January 9, 2024, through January 31, 2024.

You can be as creative as you want in showing off your furry friend while highlighting your agency and community pride, but the focus of the photograph should be the animal. This is a way to reach out to our communities and allow them to show support. And the winning agencies in the categories have huge bragging rights (for at least a year).

In May of 2024, the winners of the contest will be presented with their awards during the annual Light Ohio Blue Week kickoff ceremony that will take place in Central Ohio.


Category 1: Population of 100,000+

Category 2: 30,000-99,9999

 Category 3: 15,000-29,999

Category 4: 5,000-14,999

Category 5: 1-4,999

Category 6: 1-999
(Combined with Category 5)

Photo submissions are OPEN!

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