When you go home tell them of us and say,
for your tomorrow, we gave our today.
The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by law enforcement, originating in the U.K., but now prevalent in the United States and Canada to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers. Each stripe on the emblem represents certain respective figures: the blue center line represents law enforcement, the top black stripe represents the public while the bottom represents the criminals. The idea behind the graphic is that law enforcement is what stands between the victims and the crime.
Officer Ashley Guindon was laid to rest in Springfield, Massachusetts yesterday. As a member of the law enforcement community, our office mourned and paid tribute by lining the streets in salutation. If you have never witnessed a military or police funeral procession it is breathtakingly beautiful and hauntingly somber. Between a sea of blue and the distant echo of bagpipes, there was not a dry eye in sight.
To Ashley Guindon, in honor of your service and in remembrance of your sacrifice.