Some wait more than an hour for blue light bulb to support Westerville Police

Blue Light Bulbs that were handed out at Roush Hardware in Westerville. (Tino Ramos/WBNS-10TV)

The line formed before the daylight came. It was cold outside but these people didn't care.

They were in line to get one free blue light bulb from Roush Hardware in Westerville and they were willing to wait in the cold for over an hour.

Roush Hardware announced earlier in the week that they were giving out blue light bulbs to anyone who wants to show their support for the two Westerville police officers -- Eric Joering and Tony Morelli -- who were shot and killed over the weekend.

The call for blue light bulbs was in such great demand that many hardware stores ran out of them.

This morning, Roush got a shipment of 200. When the doors opened at 7 a.m., employees handed out the bulbs one by one. In a 15-minute time frame, all the bulbs were gone. Frank Goyne not only received a light bulb, but he also donated money to the officers' families.

“It just means that you have to respect the men in blue and you have to get out and you have to do something," he said.

Doing something is what thousands of community members are ... well, doing. From blue ribbons on trees to neighborhoods illuminated in blue lights, people are showing their support to the officers, their families and the community that is trying to heal. Only today, that healing is trying to find daylight ...

And the blue light bulb is leading the way.

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