Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order ofPolice, announced today that the delegates assembled at the 63 rd Biennial National Conference adopted Resolution #5, which affirms the organization's support of the use ofthe "Thin Blue Line" flag to show support for law enforcement and respect for the communities they protect.
'This flag, which law enforcement offtcers have been displaying and wearing for many years represents the shared sacrifice that we make in the course of serving our fellow citizens," Canterbury said. "It is a positive symbol--a symbol of solidarity--and the FOP supports its display.'
The resolution adopted at the Biennial National Conference makes clear that the "Thin Blue Line" flag represents "the preservation of the rule of law, the protection of peace and freedom,and the sacrifice of the fallen and the dedication of those who serve and continue to serve." The resolution was adopted on a voice vote.
"To the men and women behind the badge, this flag is also a reminder of those who lost their lives in the line of duty, a way to remember them and honor the families they left behind," Canterbury said "Our members will continue to display this flag with pride"
The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest law enforcement labor organization in the United States, with more than 330,000 members.