Friday, December 17, 2010

Whats with the thin blue line?

We've all seen them that little blue and black sticker on the back of peoples cars all across the country, but what does it really mean?? Is it just a way for police officers to know they pulled over another officer and not to write them a ticket? Is it a way for regular citizens to gain the perceived benefits of being or knowing a law enforcement officer (LEO from here on out...)? Here's what the famous little sticker actually stands for...

The Blue represents the officer and the courage they find deep inside when faced with insurmountable odds.
The black background is a constant reminder of our fallen brother and sister officers.
The Line is what officers protect, the barrier between anarchy and a civilized society, between order and chaos, between respect for decency and lawlessness.

I chose "crossing the thin blue line" for my blog title because soon enough i will be crossing over from being a normal citizen, and becoming a LEO myself. Paul Harvey couldnt have put it any better, and so I'll just let you watch this you tube video filling you in on what a LEO REALLY is...

1 comment:

  1. David, I really enjoyed you sharing your experience going through this process. I wish you safety everyday in training, and on the job. Your future being a Police Officer is something to place high regards with. I have always thought that our Law Enforcement people should have the salary of a Pro-Football Player.
    Saving lives, upholding the law, putting yourselves in harms way deserves much much more than a simple paycheck! I wish there was a way for people to vote on much higher pay for officers, I would be first inline! I wish you the best in your up and coming career, and much happiness to come for you & Jenny.

    Sincerely, Ria Worden