On September 4th, 2015, our other company, Oklahoma Sign Works, offered the original Back the Blue decal for no cost to anyone that requested one; we never imagined we would end up here. In the first seven days, we took requests for 10,000 decals and sent them to all fifty states, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and Kuwait.
With both of us being law enforcement officers, this response renewed our confidence in society. Our Back The Blue decal project along with other law enforcement support projects from across the nation like the blue light initiatives, yard signs, blue lines on curbs and those applying blue painters tape to their vehicles made us realize that those that oppose law enforcement through vile words and violent actions were not the majority as the media, internet and social media had us believing. The support for law enforcement was evidenced by the responses we received through our Oklahoma Sign Works Facebook page and later on our Back-The-Blue Facebook page.
We received a ton of assistance from family, friends, local police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and dispatchers, another local sign company - Stacy's Custom Stripes, and from those requesting decals in the form of donations that included postage, address labels, envelopes, money and even a laser printer. Without this assistance, we would not have been able to fill all the decal requests. We thank each and every one that had a hand in making and mailing every last one of the decals to its requester.
We quickly, realized the need to continue this support so that the spot light wouldn't refocus on those that oppose us. When the offer from Oneonta Web Design came to us to design and host a brand new website, we were thankful that we would be able to have another venue to support America’s Law Enforcement through positive words and actions. Visit one our Facebook pages for Oklahoma Sign Works and/or Back-The-Blue to join a nationwide community that supports law enforcement.
As the weeks passed, we noticed a decline in the attention those that opposed law enforcement were getting via the media, internet and social pages. Instead all the attention they were getting were replaced with stories of support and those trying to tilt the scales in our direction. Visit our STORE for more Back the Blue items; 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. Check out our LINKS page for not only links to other sites supporting law enforcement but links to small businesses nationwide owned and operated by Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, EMS Personnel, Dispatchers, Corrections/Detention Officers and members of the US Armed Forces. The EOW (End of Watch) page will be dedicated to all fallen emergency services personnel with any available links to assist their surviving families. If you would like to see something added to our website, please don’t hesitate to CONTACT us.We hope to continue to add to this site as the pro-law enforcement movement continues. We hope you enjoy your stay here and you find something to your liking for yourself or as a gift, Check back often for new items and information. For the Back the Blue supporters, NO MORE SILENT MAJORITY! And for our Brother’s and Sister’s in Blue, HOLD THE LINE! and remind yourself every day, TODAY WILL NOT BE THE DAY!