Blue Lines Popping up on Curbs, Here’s Why

Blue lines are being painted on curbs in front of houses that support police officers.

Blue lines are being painted on curbs in front of houses that support police officers.

Blue Lines Popping up on Curbs, Here’s Why

We have recently seen an outpouring of support from movement Project Blue Stripe, and now there’s another movement starting. People are painting blue lines on the curbs in front of their houses to show support for law enforcement. While this idea has been around for a while, it recently picked up traction with the recent terrorist attacks against police officers. Lawton, Oklahoma is the latest city where this trend is popping up.

KSWO reports:

Residents in the Fields and Dunning neighborhood are showing their support for local officers after the past month’s violent events across the nation.

Neighbors have a blue line painted on their curbs to show their support for officers while they are patrolling the area. After a string of burglaries, people who lived there got to know the officers better and wanted to let them know that they are in an area where they are appreciated and supported.

Driving through the neighborhood, you can see a thin blue line outside more than 40 houses in the neighborhood, including Jan Stinnett’s. She says officers don’t get thanked enough and she wanted to show her gratitude toward them after everything that’s happened across the nation.

“Because we don’t think hate is the answer. We have to support our law enforcement because they protect us. So, it’s very important to tell them that we care,” Stinnett said.

Those who started painting the curbs in Lawton say they saw the idea on Facebook, and thought it was something they needed to do as well. Stephanie Hoffman’s husband is a sheriff’s deputy and she says when they were walking through the neighborhood and saw a blue line he was touched by the gesture and that’s why she got behind the idea.

“It is scary out there right now but they…any law enforcement officer needs to know that they’re supported and the more people they have standing behind him, I’m sure it makes their job seem easier,” Hoffman said.

Don’t forget to tell your local officers that you support them. Project Blue Stripe’s Facebook page is at the center of this movement of community support for law enforcement. Please share this great idea and let’s show the nation that we care about our heroes in blue.