Friday morning a police officer in Indiana woke up to this outside his Indiana home. His flag burned in the driveway and graffiti on his garage door.
The desecrated flag is the Thin Blue Line American Flag which represents police and first responders. The Thin Blue Line Flag is flown to show respect to officers who have fallen in the line of duty.
The message “If you wanna fly the flag, fly the right one!” was sprayed painted on the garage indicating it was a direct attack on the police.
Fortunately, the fire did not spread and cause further damage.
The police officer switched his career after he felt the call to become a police officer. A fellow officer said, “He has a nursing degree and felt the calling for law enforcement. He is a sharp officer and handled mental emotional people runs better than any rookie I’ve ever had.”
It’s a shame that in the shadow of a few bad cops there is a narrative being pushed that most cops are bad and the system is completely broken. Many cities like Minneapolis are voting to dismantle their police department entirely while others are implementing police reform.
The constant negative message has emboldened many attacks against police. During the riots several police officers were killed, last week two police officers in California were ambushed as they were responding to a call, and in Atlanta a police officer was in-justly charged with murder.
It’s important to remember that most police officers are good people that have vowed to serve and protect all people of every race, religion, and age. The job is not easy. They put their lives on the line for people they don’t even know.
It is unknown if the perpetrators have been caught.
Indianapolis, IN was a city hit hard by George Floyd rioters. While peaceful protests occurred during the day, at night agitators moved in.
IndyStar reported, “When the sun went down and the organized protests ended, police and demonstrators who remained on the street clashed as tensions boiled over.”
This afternoon, our city hosted a successful protest that allowed hundreds to lift up their cause and have their voices safely heard.
Since it ended, a small group of people have chosen to diminish that activism through inexcusable violence. It is unacceptable, and it must stop.
— Mayor Joe Hogsett (@IndyMayorJoe) May 31, 2020
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— Ryan Martin (@ryanmartin) May 31, 2020