Lubbock residents using blue stripe to show support for Law Enforcement

Published: Sep. 17, 2015 at 9:32 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 16, 2015 at 10:39 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Law enforcement have received their fair share of negative backlash lately. So, a few people in the Lubbock community have decided to show their support on the back of their vehicles.

"I want to support my brothers in blue because they support us," Troy Holland, an EMT in New Deal says. "We all work together."

Holland is a Texas Tech graduate student, but he also works as an EMT in New Deal.

He says he got the idea of putting this blue stripe on his car from social media and his co-workers.

Not sure how this trend got its start, but it has spread nationwide.

"I don't do it for any recognition or anything like that, but just to know that they appreciate it," he says. "It was nice."

He says when he was out and about one day, he came back to his car and found a special note.

"Blue line family, thank you for your showed support. It means a lot," signed by an Officer P.

"Especially, with all of the stuff that's been going on, lately, I just feel it's even more important now to support them," he says.

LPD Lieutenant Ray Mendoza says he feels a sense of pride when he sees vehicles driving around with this piece of blue on it.

"When I see it, I just feel that urge to leave them a note as well," Mendoza says. "Telling them, thank you, that we appreciate them for supporting us."

It's a simple gesture, but it means so much more to those who put that blue uniform on every single day.

"Personally, it gives me a lot of pride, you know, knowing that I'm doing something that somebody supports and they support us," he says. "So, it's a great feeling, motivation, and a lot of emotions."

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