I am all for the general public supporting those of us in Law-Enforcement, but I don't agree with how we now pass out thin blue line stickers.
Most of the general public, if not all, really has no idea behind the TRUE meaning of this sticker. They think its just some cop sticker. Obviously, the cops in here know the TRUE meaning behind the creation of the sticker.
What pisses me off is when a complete NON-LEO sticks the blue line stickers all over the rear of their cars, obviously to avoid being pulled. What sickens me more is when a police officers just hands them out to their friends for this same reason. To so many of us, this little sticker represents so much. Everytime I see it, I sometimes remember the day my buddy was shot and killed while working a detail. It also reminds me of another buddy who was executed while checked out on a traffi stop. This sticker represents those of us in LE, those that have safraficed it all and it also represents the closeness that we all share together (police officers).
FOP stickers, PBA Stickers, I Support Cops stickers, are for getting out of that speeding ticket!
I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't the only cop angered by the misuse of these stickers.
Be safe out there everyone!
P.S., I'm not trying to come off as an asshole. It just means ALOT to me and I know that I don't stand alone on this topic.