HELP US HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY November 5, 2020 09:07

Attention all Members/Supporters of the Thin Blue Line of Michigan. We have been engaged in Assisting Michigan's Public Safety Officer s'/First Responders and their families for over 21 years. To date with your support we have assisted 754 families in their time of need.

At the beginning of this year, our fund-raising calendar was full of our many annual events. Unfortunately, ALL our events have been cancelled, due to COVID-19 restrictions. This funding for our Mission helps Public Safety Officers and their families when they are sick, injured, disabled, or killed in the line of duty.

The Executive Board suggested we send out an Appeal for your assistance in helping us help our organization overcome this deficit.

Raising money for Public Safety Officers is a challenge in good times not alone these times where you have been villainized and attacked for having a job that serves to protect our communities.

As a result of these difficult times, we are requesting your ONE TIME donation to help us reach our goal of replacing these needed funds. Your donation is tax deductible and can be made one of the following ways:

Please click here to make a donation today!


We've moved! October 14, 2019 15:04

We've moved! Click for new contact information.

Fall Color Run 2019 Results October 5, 2019 18:26

Thanks to everyone who participated this year!

Here are the race times and results for this year:

Runner Times

Walker Times

Photos from the event will be available on our FaceBook in a day or two. Keep an eye on this blog for a link when they are ready!

Thanks again, and we'll see you next year!



Fall Color Run 2018 Pictures October 12, 2018 18:35

Select pictures from the 2018 FCR, and a link to the complete Facebook Album!

2018 Fall Color Run Results October 11, 2018 12:47

The 23rd Annual Fall Color Run has concluded, and we have the results! Thanks to everyone who came and endured the weather, you certainly earned those post-race treats! Don't forget to check out and support our amazing sponsors who make the event possible every year, and contact Brenda Hoffmann if you would like to pick up a shirt from the event. Supplies are limited!


-Runner Results, by age-

-Law Enforcement Results-

-Walker Results-


Shirt Info:

Shirts are $15 each or $25 for two. Shipping/handling is $3 for one and $7 for two. Call Tpr. Brenda Hoffmann for available sizes and sleeve lengths. Send checks made out to 'Thin Blue Line of MI' to:

Tpr. Brenda Hoffmann
P.O. Box 380624
Clinton Twp., MI 48038


Click Here for Sponsor Photos


Thank you Michigan First Credit Union! August 20, 2018 15:01

Thank you to the staff of the Michigan First Credit Union in Grand Rapids! After searching for a way to support public safety, they reached out to us and made a contribution to our mission. They are especially appreciative of law enforcement, and found a great way to show it. Thanks again to everyone at Michigan First Credit Union!

Thanks Bath City Roller Girls! April 9, 2018 16:15

Thanks to the Bath City Roller Girls for choosing the TBL as the beneficiary of their game on Saturday. I was given a front row seat, and had a blast cheering them on. After some tough jams it was a loss for the Bath City Girls, but hopefully they invite us again so we can celebrate a victory! Thanks again Bath City Roller Girls!

Hero Pocket Gems Benefits TBL! March 5, 2018 12:55

Hero Pocket Gems are now benefiting TBL!

Hero Gems are small customizable gifts that are perfect for the heroes in your life. They symbolize your support and care and your hero can take them everywhere as a key-chain, magnet, or pocket gem!

Visit to order yours, and choose TBL at checkout to benefit our mission.


2017 Fall Color Run Results October 2, 2017 13:38

We at the Thin Blue Line would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, and participants who make the Fall Color Run a fun and meaningful event each year.

The 22nd year was one of our best yet, with near-perfect weather and a great turnout! Thanks to everyone who came, we can't wait to see you all at the 23rd! 

Follow the link below for the time results for each group of participants:

-Runner Times- 

-Law Enforcement Times-

-Walker Times-

 Below are some select pictures from the event! To see more pictures, including the medal ceremonies, please visit our TBL Facebook Page.

Here are pictures from the finish line and medal ceremony!

Here are pictures from around the event!


9th Annual Cops n' Clays Charity Shoot August 3, 2017 16:25

The Thin Blue Line would like to extend our extreme gratitude to the North Macomb Sportsmen's Club for hosting this amazing event. Every year the directors and members of the Club volunteer and put immense effort into fundraising for the public safety community, and their effort shows! 

This year the event boasted 27 teams of shooters, who were blessed with a sunny day and mild heat (for July at least). Scott and I were in attendance, and had a blast enjoying the food, friends, and the spirit of support that radiates from the club's community.

Thanks again to all of the club members who worked to make the event possible, and to everyone who attended and had a great competition! See you all next year!


'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:  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.


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, thank you for the kind words, thoughts and prayers for Michigan’s Public Safety Officers and their families. God Bless.