When You See This Thin Blue Line Painted On a Curb In Your Area. Here’s What It Means.
You may have seen them already – blue strips painted on street curbs in front of homes and businesses. If you haven’t, you likely will soon.
A Texas man named Anthony Welichko started what is now known as the Safe Harbor Initiative by spray painting a small strip on the curb in front of his house.
That strip is to let officers know the person occupying that home or business has their back and appreciates all they do for the community. Welichko took to Facebook to explain further.
“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”. We do not need the media to make our voices of support for our police and emergency services heard (though it would be nice). Lastly, if you are in my neighborhood and mean to harm a member of law enforcement, know that decision may be hazardous to you health as someone has that officers back!”
That original post has been shared more than 85,000 times with thousands of comments from people saying they will join the Safe Harbor Initiative.