Safety Tips for The Fourth of July

July 2nd, 2022

Safety Tips for The Fourth of July Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, which, for many people means a long weekend spent cooking out, watching fireworks displays, and splashing around at the beach. While a fun couple of days, this summer celebration is also rife with dangers. Band of Blue wants you to […]

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day: 10 Ways to Show Your Support

January 6th, 2022

A career in law enforcement is not for the faint of heart. Police put their lives on the line during every shift, never knowing for certain whether or not they will make it home. They work long hours away from their families, miss holiday celebrations, and are constantly under public scrutiny. The unfortunate fact of […]

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Supporting Law Enforcement Made Simple with AmazonSmile

November 18th, 2021

Supporting Law Enforcement Made Simple with AmazonSmile AmazonSmile is a simple way to support your favorite charitable organization. A separate portal from Amazon’s main site, AmazonSmile offers the same items, prices, and benefits as, with one distinct benefit: when you shop on AmazonSmile, the online retailer contributes 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases […]

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The Badge, the Blue, and the Benefits of Family Time

October 20th, 2021

Family is a big word for Band of Blue. In fact, it’s one of our three core values: family, support, and courage. We recognize family as two-fold. There’s our law enforcement family—our brothers and sisters in blue—and our loved ones who we say goodbye to every day when we head out to start our shift.  […]

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Tragedy Takes its Toll: Resources to Prevent Police Suicide

September 15th, 2021

A police officer puts his or her life on the line every time they report for duty. It’s a dangerous profession, becoming even more so by the hour. In fact, every 58 hours, a cop is killed in the line of duty. It’s a staggering figure and yet, cops are even more likely to die […]

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Police: Essential Assets to Our Community

August 11th, 2021

Police: Essential Assets to Our Community The concept of modern policing began in the 19th century, when citizens individually rose to address the need for regulation, tax collection, and social services in their own communities. These volunteers assembled into what we recognize today as “patrol units,” and in 1838, the first centralized municipal police department […]

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How to Support a Grieving Family

July 14th, 2021

How to Support a Grieving Family Death gives meaning to our existence. It reminds us just how precious life is, and just how instantly everything can change. The death of a family member—particularly a sudden or unexpected death—is a major emotional crisis from which we experience grief. Grief is the feeling of deep sorrow associated […]

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Widow Brain: How to Manage Grief after Losing Your Spouse

June 8th, 2021

Widow Brain: How to Manage Grief after Losing Your Spouse The death of a spouse or partner is one of the most painful experiences you can endure.  Throughout your grieving process, you might ricochet through a myriad of emotions, ranging from extreme sadness, to anger, and even survivor’s guilt. After the traumatic event of losing […]

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