ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) A blue line and a message of support has been painted along the roadway in front of the Angola Police Department.
The police department shared a photo of a painted line and message on its Facebook page on Tuesday. The thin blue line runs down the middle of West Gilmore Street, along with the words, “WE SUPPORT YOU!” in white lettering.
Thin blue lines have been used to symbolize support of law enforcement and to honor fallen officers.
In the Facebook post, the police department thanked the Angola City Street Department and the City of Angola for the backing.
“Every time we leave the department we get to see this! In a world filled with so much hate and violence, It’s an honor to serve a community where there is still respect and appreciation between both community and law enforcement,” the caption read.
The department said it had also received “numerous” letters, notes, snacks and meals from the community.
Angola Mayor Dick Hickman told NewsChannel 15 on Wednesday that the line and message was painted Monday. Hickman said that during his conversations with city officers, he could tell they were “stressed out” about turmoil nationwide and he wanted the city to show its support for its officers.
Hickman said the city first put blue ribbons on trees around Angola. A city employee then suggested the blue line, Hickman said. The street department gave the final approval, he said.