Officer Linwood Sabin May 22, 2015 10:55

Posted by Severin Erickson

I first heard of the Thin Blue Line when one of our officers was diagnosed with cancer.  Personally I came to know this organization when I broke my back due to an on duty motorcycle accident.  I received a call from the Case Manager advising me that they had heard of my accident and wanted to help in any way possible.  My first contact with this organization was positive.  The Case Manager was upbeat and explained all of the benefits that were available to me.  I tried to tell the Case Manager that I appreciated the offer of help but that I hoped my injury was temporary and that I thought I would be okay.  It was explained that I deserved more than Workers Compensation for my on duty injury and that they would assist.  I received financial assistance in addition to a complete review of Workers Compensation laws.  It was comforting to have someone looking out for me and not worrying about getting me back to work before I was ready.  It was great knowing that while I was lying flat on my back unable to work that my bills were still getting paid.  More officers need to know that there is someone out there that will assist them and their families when their job turns deadly or they are injured.  I have witnessed what this organization can do on two separate occasions they know their stuff.