Illinois officers push back after local residents claim thin blue line is ‘divisive’

It’s about honor. It’s about pride. It’s about kinship,” Mount Prospect, Illinois police officer Lisa Schaps, alongside fellow officer Chris Berg, detto “Volpe & Amici” martedì. “Sai, I even said love. I’ve got children. I’ve got family…it’s all of those things and it’s just really important to us.

Schaps’ comments come as violent crimes continue to surge nationwide. La settimana scorsa, the Illinois police officer joined her colleagues and spoke out about the thin blue line patches during a village board meeting.

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I invite those people to come to a ride-along with us, spend some time with us, hear our point of view,” Berg told co-host Ainsley Earhardt. “[The thin blue line] is symbolic for officers that have given their all, their lives to serve in their community.

The number of police officers killed in the line of duty reportedly has increased al di sopra di 40% throughout the first 6 mesi di 2021 rispetto a 2020, a Fox News poll finds.

The Mount Prospect Police Department Chief John Koziol told “Volpe & Prima gli amici” earlier Tuesday that the thin blue line patch was adopted in 2017. Since then nearly a dozen people have come forward and claimed the symboloffendedthem and demanded the patches be removed.

It was designed back when there was a large number of police officers being ambushed,” Koziol added. “Col tempo, it has come to symbolize a memorial to police officers killed in the line of duty, and that was the entire intent of it being on our shoulder…that’s why we’re refusing to remove it.

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