Here's Why You'll See Blue Flags In Colorado (Photos)


People throughout Colorado have begun planting blue flags along the highway for a very important reason.

Lines of blue flags can be spotted along Highway 285 in Jefferson County, Colorado, in support of law enforcement — after Park County Cpl. Nate Carrigan was killed in the line of duty.

"This amazing support for law enforcement means the world to us," a Jefferson County deputy tweeted in response on Feb. 27, according to the Denver Channel. 

Local residents were spotted planting a "thin blue line" along the highway in support of police officers, and they reportedly plan to continue planting.

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"All of us in law enforcement are moved beyond words by the incredible support citizens are showing us in Park County today," the Sheriff's office posted on Facebook. "All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you."

In the past three months, fourteen Colorado officers have been shot and killed in the line of duty, KDVR reported. The latest incident took place in Bailey on Feb. 24 after Carrigan went to serve an eviction notice. The incident left Carrigan, and the suspect, dead; two other deputies were wounded in the shooting.

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"Just to do this simple act to show our support for these families and law enforcement I think just helps us feel like we did some good," Linda Thomas, one of the people who organized the planting, told KDVR.

Sources: Denver Channel, KDVR / Photo credit: Mad World News, CBS

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