GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Snellville man has placed a large sign in his front yard as a show of support for the men and women who serve and protect our nation.
Bobby Howard told FOX 5 he felt the need to acknowledge and honor the law enforcement community.
"I needed to make a public statement regarding the recent treatment of these dedicated public servants that are just trying to do the job they have been called to do," Howard said.
On Monday, Howard put up a 4-by-8 foot sign in front of his Pinehurst Road home which displays a thin blue line at the top, along with green lights. The sign reads:
When these lights are on... it means that another member of the Law Enforcement community has lost their life IN THE LINE OF DUTY. This light will stay on for 48 hours as a reminder to all that no matter where you are in this country, the people that are committed "To Protect and Serve" are doing the job they were called to do. I stand with thousands of others supporting the Men and Women in BLUE who do this job daily without hesitation.
"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." - Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder
Howard said he's received a lot of positive feedback since the sign has gone up.
"I have had folks inquire about getting one of their own," Howard said. "It's beginning to get noticed more, and more comments of thanks are being sent."