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Video: Man Urges Homeowners to Paint Blue Lines on Curbs to Show Support for Police

September 17, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Man Urges Homeowners to Paint Blue Lines on Curbs to Show Support for Police

Blue lines are showing up on curbs across the country as a symbol of support for police, and the campaign started in San Antonio by Anthony Welichko.

Welichko calls it the "Safe Harbor Initiative." He posted a picture of a blue line spray painted on his curb on Facebook, and it's been shared more than 66 thousand times. Welichko said he came up with the idea after multiple recent controversial police-involved shootings in Texas and across the country. He said he wants officers to see the blue line and know the community stands behind them.

"The war against police, if you will, gets a lot of attention. I get the sense that the officers themselves aren't seeing that support," Welichko told KENS TV.

He said the blue line is also a reminder for citizens to remember the risks law enforcement face on the job for us.

Comments (3)

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kevCopAz @ 9/17/2015 4:24 PM

Great idea and thanks! I just hope the Cities don't cite us all for criminal damage or graffiti!

[email protected] @ 9/17/2015 5:14 PM

Painting mine tomorrow and already have the blue tape across the back windows of our vehicles. If anybody has a problem with this they can speak to me. Blues, Stay Safe.

Katmandu @ 9/21/2015 10:43 AM

Better think twice before painting random blue lines on your curb. This is the standard practice for public works/water companies to mark your water service shut off. I appreciate the sentiment but you're going to piss of your public works department and possibly cause yourself a big problem should you need that line shut off

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