The City of Sartell will be removing the Thin Blue Line because of people like this…the City of Sartell caved to a cop hating liberal but that probably doesn’t know what The Thin Blue Line represents.
At a time when Law Enforcement all over MN and the US are being criticized and scrutinized, officers are leaving in droves with few to replace them. Some want to defund and others are triggered by a symbol of respect…The Thin Blue Line.
Somebody who celebrates victory 2 days before 9/11 and at a time when our friends in blue don’t know what the next call will bring.
Why did the City of Sartell and the Police Chief cave to this? Is nothing sacred anymore? A simple symbol of respect of police as a profession isn’t allowed by….police?
And in case you need a history lesson…
What is the Thin Blue Line? The phrase is borrowed from a military image of the 19th century, in which a “thin red line” of British troops (“redcoats”) held off a Russian cavalry charge during the Crimean war. The first appearance of the Thin Blue Line dates back to the early 1900s when The United States Army marched into battle in their blue uniforms. Together, standing alongside, the soldiers formed a blue line, thus beginning the history we know today as the Thin Blue Line. The phrase “Thin Blue Line” was initially mentioned in a 1911 poem by Nels Dickmann Anderson. In the 1950s, the blue line was adopted by law enforcement professionals to represent their courage and sacrifice while protecting the American people.
The Thin Blue Line emblem was established to symbolize all law enforcement personnel similar to the Red Cross symbol representing all medical personnel. The Thin Blue Line embodies the unbreakable component of law enforcement standing as a safety barrier between the law-abiding citizens of America and the criminally inclined.
Ronald Reagan once said, “Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.”
Above the blue line represents the “good” spoken in Reagan’s quote, while below the line represents the “evil.” The law enforcement brothers and sisters in the United States make Ronald Reagan’s quote a reality, and the Thin Blue Line represents their constant bravery. They risk their lives daily upon the streets of America. The Thin Blue Line is a small token to remind us that the presence of law enforcement is to bring forth peace and diminish hostility and violence.
Just as the American flag pays tribute to the American people and the country’s sacrifices to gain independence; the flag containing the Thin Blue Line pays homage to our law enforcement. Displaying the flag in any forum demonstrates support to our law officers for their thankless efforts in keeping the peace across our great nation.
The Thin Blue Line flag is a field of black background separated by a thin blue line. The symbolic meaning of this thin blue line is representative of all law enforcement officers. On top you have the law abiding portion of a community + a thin blue line + and all others who would intend chaos and destruction.