Today, Hudson County joined with many other counties and municipalities across the nation to paint a blue line in support of police.
The Thin Blue Line is a symbol used by law enforcement, originating in the United Kingdom but now prevalent in the United States and Canada to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and to symbolize the relationship of law enforcement in the community as the protectors of fellow civilians from criminal elements.
"We painted a thin blue line on Kennedy Boulevard in front of Town Hall and North Bergen High School to show our appreciation for the men and women of the North Bergen Police Department and all law enforcement officers around the country for their selfless commitment to protect our community," proclaimed North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco.
"Together with Mayor Nicholas J. Sacco, Commissioners Hugo Cabrera and Allen Pascual, North Bergen Police Department Chief Robert Dowd, Union City Police Chief Richard Molinari and our police officers watched our roads department roll down the Blvd. painting blue in support for law enforcement," writes Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Vainieri.