Many people are seeing blue strips pop up on curbs all over the country. There is a great purpose behind this sign, called “The Safe Harbor Initiative”.
The little blue lines were started in San Antonio Texas, by Anthony Welichko. In a Facebook post, he explained:
To all law enforcement who see this line, know that the residents of this home appreciate your service and dedication to keeping the peace. Know that when you enter the neighborhood and see these lines that you are not alone or without “back-up.”
Essentially, these blue marks are a sign to officers that the people living in the home are standing with police. It is a great way to show support, especially during a time where police officers are often being targeted.
But the blue lines aren’t just for police. They serve multiple purposes, Welichko explained.
“We do not need the media to make our voices of support for our police and emergency services heard ( though it would be nice),” Welichko said. “Lastly, if you are in my neighborhood and mean to harm a member of law enforcement, know that decision may be hazardous to your health as someone has that officers back!”
It is great to see that people are showing support for those who serve our communities and risk their lives voluntarily on a daily basis, even when many have turned their backs on law enforcement.