TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - A 12-year-old East Texas boy has taken notice to national headlines concerning fallen officers. He's now turned a bracelet project into a means of officer support.
The innocent craft project for Colt gained a deeper purpose after he learned of repeated incidents of officers killed in the line of duty.
"I got a paracord kit from Christmas," Colt said. "People are trying to kill officers just because they're officers."
As soon as Colt mastered making the paracord bracelets, he figured they should be sported to support police officers.
"Police officers have a thin blue line. The bracelets are blue on the inside and black on the outside," Colt said.
Colt said he sells the bracelets because of his compassion for families and children who have lost loved ones.
"It's devastating. Without my parents, I'd be broken," Colt said.
Colt's compassion was evident when he explained where exactly the funds from the bracelets were going.
"One dollar goes to the Officer Down Memorial Page, and another goes to the 100 Club," Colt said.
The 100 club and the Officer Down Memorial page raise funds for officers.
"Both support the families of the officer hurt or killed. They also give bulletproof vests to the officers." Colt said.
Colt's creations can be made quickly, but he says he's most proud to take a little time to support the families of officers who give so much.
They're keeping the peace, protecting others, and fighting crime. I'm proud to wear it," Colt said.
If you would like to donate to Colt's creations' and get an officer bracelet for yourself, you may order one here.