Walker County business gives out "thin blue lines" in support of law enforcement

Walker County business gives out "thin blue lines" in support of law enforcement

Walker County, TX - When Tangent Signs posted on their Facebook that they were putting blue stripes on the back of cars, free of charge, they didn't think much would come out of it.

"When we first posted it, it was kind of a sporadic thing that morning," said Tangent Signs Manager April Killingsworth. "I asked my employee to cut a few blue stripes, and he asked how many and I told him five. We'll be lucky if five people even show up."

It turned out five stickers wasn't going to be enough. Over the past two days, so many people have shown up, Tangent Signs has lost count of how many blue lines they've made.

"I don't even know how many stripes have been cut and stuck and given away," Killingsworth said. "It's insane."

In fact, when Killingsworth showed up at her Walker County business this morning, there was a line of cars all the way down Highway 19.

"It was unbelievable," Killingsworth exclaimed. "I made the turn and I was like, 'Oh wow look at all of this!' I had to fight to get into my driveway."

People came from all over East Texas to get a sticker, including members of the Crockett Police Department, which is located 40 miles away.

"It was a little bit of a trip, about half of an hour," said Ahleeha Price from the Crockett Police Department. "To get that thin blue line and to show my support for my law enforcement family, it's definitely worth it."

Tangent Signs has even been getting emails from people all over the country, extending their gratitude and support.

"NYPD officers emailed us yesterday on Facebook," Killingsworth said. "We had California this morning, and Minnesota was the very first one to contact us."

Although making the stickers has put Tangent Signs behind in their sign making business, the company said supporting law enforcement in such in impactful way is worth it.

"We'll catch up," Killingswoth said. "We always catch up."

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