What does the “Thin Blue Line” Mean? EOW: April 2024 Report for March

We update this post with End of Watch information from the previous month as a reminder and tribute to those who commit their lives to something greater than themselves- our communities.

Thin Blue Line End of Watch Report for March 2024

END OF WATCH: 7 Law Enforcement Patriots
in March, 2024

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Let’s keep them and their families in our prayers.

  • Trooper Christopher M. Gadd
    Washington State Patrol, WA
    EOW: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    Cause: Automobile crash
  • Border Patrol Agent Christopher Luna
    United States Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection – United States Border Patrol, US
    EOW: Friday, March 8, 2024
    Cause: Aircraft accident
  • Sergeant Thomas A. Sanfratello
    Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, NY
    EOW: Sunday, March 10, 2024
    Cause: Assault
  • Patrolman Justin Hare
    New Mexico State Police, NM
    EOW: Friday, March 15, 2024
    Cause: Gunfire
  • Police Officer Jonathan Diller
    New York City Police Department, NY
    EOW: Monday, March 25, 2024
    Cause: Gunfire
  • Deputy Sheriff Christina Musil
    DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, IL
    EOW: Thursday, March 28, 2024
    Cause: Automobile crash
  • Agent Eliezer Ramos-Velez
    Puerto Rico Police Department, PR
    EOW: Friday, March 29, 2024
    Cause: Gunfire

END OF WATCH: 1 Law Enforcement K9
in March 2024

  • K9 Raiden
    Tomah Police Department, WI
    EOW: Monday, March 4, 2024
    Cause: Struck by vehicle

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What is the History of The Thin Blue Line?

We Support Law Enforcement Thin Blue Line

Law Enforcement, or LEOs, as we fondly refer to our community heroes, have been in the news recently. However, what I found most disturbing is the lack of understanding about what these guys and gals do to protect our communities.

If you listened to the LSM (lame-stream media), you would think all law enforcement was similar to the Nazi Gestapo. And the low-information “citizens” jump on the bandwagon… How would these folks react if they called 911 and no one responded?

The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by law enforcement in the United States and Canada to commemorate fallen officers and symbolize the police’s relationship in the community as the protectors of the citizenry from the criminal element.

Each stripe on the emblem represents certain respective figures: the blue center line represents law enforcement, the top black stripe represents the public whilst the bottom represents the criminals. The idea behind the graphic is that law enforcement (the blue line) stands between the violence and victimization by criminals of the would-be victims of crime.

Thin Blue Line Bracelets, Dog Collars and Gear

Blue Lives Matter…

There are rotten eggs in any industry, field, or occupation. However, to besmirch the reputation of all LEOs, which has been commonplace as of late, to whip up a frenzy with false narratives to create a straw man purely for political gain is something particular “leaders” should be ashamed of and be taken to task for.

Common sense thinkers should not tolerate this behavior from those whose character should be above groundless accusations and inflammatory statements. We deserve better than that.

Remembering the Fallen

Thin Blue Line Memorial Order

We have been trusted to make many Thin Blue Line bracelets to memorialize fallen officers (you can view some of these patriots on our Wall of Heroes).

As with our brave Military personnel, thank them when you see a Law Enforcement Officer next time. Let them know you appreciate that they are on call for your community, knowing that they are potentially putting their lives at risk each day they put on their uniform with every phone call and traffic stop.

We have an incredible warrior class in this country – people in law enforcement and intelligence – and I thank God every night we have them standing fast to protect us from the tremendous amount of evil that exists in the world.

Brad Thor