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'Paths Crossed' by Clif Edwards December 22, 2016 17:27

Make sure to use the discount code J3YVPZF4 to donate the proceeds from your purchase to the Thin Blue Line! 

This book is sold through a separate site at: createspace.com/4063600  All purchases made using the code above will result in a donation to the Thin Blue Line.

'Paths Crossed', the first in a series, is a narrative nonfiction tribute to past and present police officers. The book chronicles a police career and consists of 76 stand-alone stories, featuring over 120 officers.


"Blessed are the Peacemakers....." October 17, 2016 11:48

The majority of the Blog Posts made are about the delivery of services to Michigan’s Public Safety community.

 

I wanted to share this story. The majority of the citizens we serve reflect the action taken by those involved in making this kind acknowledgement possible.

 

Father Mike Woempner of the St. Mary Queen of Peace in Kingsford, Michigan made the following remarks to his parishioners and the showing of support for law enforcement became evident.

 

“We’re living in a society where the very people we depend on to defend and protect us are coming under criticism and attack”

 

“Some of these men and women are being targeted for physical injury or worse “

 

“We’ve all read reports of how protests and demonstrations are aimed at the men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe”

 

“If the very people who are criticizing and demonstrating against law enforcement were to be threatened “Father Woempner said “they would not only want but expect law enforcement to intercede.

 

In conclusion, Father Woempner stated, “Granted there have been incidents where law enforcement officers have abused their positions, but I can think of no profession where there aren’t those who fail to live up to what they are called to do. When that happens, those who are guilty should be dealt with accordingly. But it isn’t fair to paint all of them with the same brush as if they are ALL guilty. There are many reports of parents who neglect and abuse their children. Does that mean ALL parents should be accused of such things?”

 

From those remarks the Parishioners of St. Mary Queen of Peace initiated an idea that would show support for law enforcement. Local businesses were contacted and BK Enterprises and Sherwood signs and Graphic Design of Crystal Falls who produced a vanity license plate, decals for which a free will donation will be taken and the proceeds of which will be donated to the Thin Blue Line of Michigan !

 

From the Thin Blue Line Office “Down Under” thank you for the kind words, thoughts and prayers for Michigan’s Public Safety Officers and their families. God Bless.

 

 


21st Annual Fall Color Run Race Results! October 02, 2016 18:45

Click the links for your specific run group. Times are also available at Runmichigan.com

Click here for Runner times.

Click here for Walker times.

Click here for Law Enforcement times.


Helping the Family of a Young Hero !! September 28, 2016 17:28

 

In an effort to highlight the types of case files handled by the Thin Blue Line of Michigan, periodic stories will be published to inform Michigan's Public Safety Community of the matters handled and outcomes.

In late February of 2013 a young Volunteer Fire Fighter while on a fire run died in the line of duty. He was a true Hero who through his volunteer service made his community safer.

Thin Blue Line of Michigan was referred to Mattawan Fire District by the City of Kalamazoo after having offered assistance during the Line of Duty Death of Police Officer Zapata. 

Thin Blue Line of Michigan offered assistance in filing all related Public Safety Officers Benefits for the Mattawan Fire District and the surviving family. Thin Blue Line of Michigan Representatives handled everything that needed to be done and for this Small Town these efforts provided peace of mind during a very difficult time.

In closing, evaluation statements provided the following comments about Thin Blue Line of Michigan's services.

" In a time of emotional Chaos and stress they are able to lessen the burden and provide peace of mind"

'If any other department experiences a Line of Duty Death, I would definitely reach out and recommend their services"

  

 

 


Thanks to the Northern Macomb Gun Club for there service and kindness for supporting the Mission of the Thin Blue Line of Michigan September 10, 2016 10:39

On Thursday myself and Thin Blue Line Of Michigan's  Executive Director Kelly Pigeon were honored to be present at a check presentation at the General Membership Meeting of the Northern Macomb Gun Club.

The check was from the "COPS & CLAYS" event hosted by and supported by the club, its Members, Volunteers and Supporters. A SPECIAL THANKS to the "COPS & CLAYS" Committee for their hard work and dedication.

Thank You, Thank You for all the hard work, fun and continued support of the Mission of the Thin Blue Line of Michigan, helping Michigan's Public Safety Officers and their families in their time of need.     

The picture of the presentation say's it all ,HUMBLED by the Generosity What an "AMAZING" Success the event was.


A HUGE SHOUT OUT to THE FIRING LINE.......... July 29, 2016 09:11

Thank you for the use of your facility, staff support and the volunteers that made the event an amazing success !!

Show of Support for those who hold up the Thin Blue Line. July 11, 2016 09:47

 

I came into the Thin Blue Line of Michigan Office today and upon my arrival I was greeted by this Amazing show of Honor and Respect for all of our Police and Public Safety Officers Tyed to the gate post.(Shown in the attached photographs.)

Upon opening my email I found an email from a citizen/business owner and Veteran which I have attached for your reading pleasure.

To all my Brothers & Sisters in Blue, remember that the overwhelming majority of the citizens we serve deeply appreciate your work and the sacrafices you make daily. Stay strong, watch you backs and carry on !!

"Today, many of us citizens are mourning the current beginning of an apparent “War on Police” taking root in our nation. We are mourning the loss of life of OUR Defenders! We are sick with grief for the fallen Officers families and loved ones. We are now wondering what we can do, to let our brave men and women in uniform know that we are with them, we support them, and are worried for them. We are worried for their safety, we are worried for their moral, we are worried for the increased stress they and their family members are suffering. We are worried that they may conclude, that it’s just not worth the pay anymore, the risk too high. Without these brave people, we have no civilization. Rights are meaningless without someone to defend them with Law and Order.

We understand that no one is perfect, we understand the job is hard and extremely dangerous. And those of us paying attention, have seen continued improvement in law enforcement. We are not falling for the MSM and many in our Government’s stereo-typing of Police as “Bad” and “Racist” based on a minor fraction of a fraction of a percent of the Police in our Nation. America’s Police are head and shoulders; more honorable than any other grouping of people I can identify. We as a nation should be proud!"


Firing Line hosts fundraiser for Thin Blue Line! May 24, 2016 16:26

Saturday, July 23rd, the Firing Line is hosting a fundraiser for the Thin Blue Line of Michigan! From 9am - 6pm Firing Line will accept donations to our organization in return for time with their amazing indoor range. Make a donation of $20, and you get all the benefits of buying range time as well as helping us in our mission. 

Pop and hot-dogs will also be available, with the proceeds benefiting the TBL as well.

We hope to see you there!

Firing Line Website: Here.

Firing Line Guns                                          
3300 Ford Rd.                                    
Westland, MI 48185


The Danger of the “Black Lives Matter” Movement. May 05, 2016 00:00

 

A very interesting read and the statistics speak for themselves. The safety of our Public Safety Officers is foremost. The continued injury and death caused the promotion of total disrespect for authority figures needs to be corrected and supported by the politicians who request an orderly society. Stand up America before it's to late !!

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Remembering line of duty death of Detroit Police Officer Neil Keith Wells. End of Watch, April 4, 2001. April 04, 2016 14:06

On this day of remembrance, keep the family of Police Officer Neil Keith Wells, Detroit Police Department. in your prayers.

Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 4, 2001

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Officer Neil Wells was shot and killed while he and other officers were investigating a complaint of drug dealing in a partially vacant apartment building.

Officer Wells was in plain clothes and wearing a vest. As he searched the building, he encountered one of the suspects and was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the side, with an AK-47 rifle. At least one of the rounds bypassed his vest.

Three suspects were apprehended at the scene shortly after the shooting. The shooter was determined to have been released early from prison after using a false name. He was apprehended after murdering Officer Wells and sentenced to 62 to 92 years for the murder.

Officer Wells was a member of a unit which policed high-crime areas. He had been employed with the Detroit Police Department for 14 years, and is survived by a teenage son and a teenage daughter.

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Thin Blue Line ribbon magnets back in store! March 30, 2016 13:57

One of our most popular items, the Thin Blue Line ribbon magnet, is back in stock! These guys look great on car bumpers and refrigerators, so get 'em before we run out again. As usual all profit from sales are used to further our mission; so thank you for your support if you purchase!

Click here to see the store page!


Have a Safe St. Patrick's day my Brothers in Blue ! If you're working or not be safe watch your six for those who over indulge! March 17, 2016 08:30