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Solon police thin blue line flag back up

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SOLON, Ohio (WJW) — Days after removing a thin blue line flag from in entrance of the Solon Police Division, Mayor Ed Kraus introduced that one other flag has been raised as a substitute.

The earlier flag was taken down after town was contacted by involved residents that it was, or may trigger, a “divisive and unhealthy response” inside their very numerous metropolis, as a result of they are saying some extremist teams had begun utilizing the flag at demonstrations.

Each the mayor and the police division felt it was alienating them from the neighborhood, who they’re dedicated to guard and serve, so the choice was made to take the flag down.

Nevertheless, virtually instantly, town started receiving calls from equally involved residents over the optics of eradicating the flag and that it may present an absence of assist for police.

“The previous few days we did numerous analysis and the one factor we wished to do is put the right flag up that honors the women and men of the police division,” stated Mayor Kraus. “So we discovered the unique skinny blue line flag, which we wished to verify we put the right flag up, the unique flag,  one that doesn’t have any political connections to it.”

The unique flag, which really has ties to and dates again to the Civil Warfare, was raised Friday.

Not like the earlier flag, the unique flag is all black with one blue line by means of the middle of it.

“That was at all times the intention to verify we correctly honor security forces,” stated Mayor Kraus, “Honoring the women and men who misplaced their lives.”

Lt. Invoice Vajdich of the Solon Police Division stated police recognize the assist from the neighborhood.

Solon now displaying original thin blue line flag outside police department after fallout

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