Harrisonville, MO youth football team honors law enforcement with ‘Thin Blue Line’
Harrisonville Youth Football teams are playing in uniforms that are designed around the “Thin Blue Line,” a symbol that refers to police solidarity, according to Oxford.
John Baker, president of the organization, said they always let the 7th grade coaches and players choose between a couple of designs
“This years group of boys chose the thin blue line pattern in honor of 2 of the Coaches [sic] on the 7th grade coaching staff,” Baker said in an email.
One of those coaches, Steve Bechtel, is a current officer with the Belton Police Department, Baker said. The other, Michael Adair, is a retired officer.