Have you ever paid attention to the strange paint markings that are often on city streets and curbs? Yellow, orange, red, they all indicate something different, usually for construction workers to know where to start and end a job. But sometimes, paint on a sidewalk can mean something else, something much more amazing.
And that’s all thanks to one man in Texas. He created a new initiative to let the boys in blue, the police officers in his community, know that they are appreciated. He goes around, painting a small and harmless blue line on the road-side curb. When an officer sees that, he hopes that it will brighten his day, and let him know that there are still people out there who support him.
The man, Anthony Welichko, wrote a post on Facebook describing the big meaning behind the small blue line.
“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’. [sic] 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 you [sic] health as someone has that officers [sic] back!”