In the News

Whenever you view or read the news, more often than not you will see stories about law enforcement. For some of those situations, Backing the Blue Line may be behind the scenes helping the officers and their families in need. Due to these efforts, sometimes our organization is also featured on the news. Below are some of those stories:


*Members of the media, please see our media kit page here.

Speech to Text for Benefit for Fallen Officers - August 11, 2018

KIMT3 News

Police community prepares blue roses for funeral of Officer Joseph Gomm - July 25, 2018

FOX 9 News

1,300 Roses Painted Blue To Honor Fallen Correctional Officer - July 25, 2018

CBS Minnesota

Appreciation event raises $12,000 for law enforcement – September 22, 2017

ABC Newspapers


Behind the blue roses – September 21, 2017



Police support group paints 2,000 roses blue in honor of Officer Mathews – September 13, 2017


Wives of Law Enforcement Officers Offer Support to Mathews' Family – September 13, 2017


Emergency Responders & Families Honored – October 25, 2016
Hibbing Daily Tribune

Besser 5K - May 21, 2016
Star News

Retired Minnesota Police Officer Leland  – January 7, 2016
CBS Minnesota


Rose Prep and Donation for Fallen Officer Steven Sandberg – November 15, 2015


Police appreciation march/candlelight vigil at the State Capital – September 19, 2015
CBS Minnesota


Thank a Cop – September 3, 2015
Fox 21 Duluth


Operation Thank an Officer – August 20, 2015
SWCTC – Cottage Grove


Candlelight Vigil at the State Capital – January 3, 2015
CBS Local


Rose preparation for Officer Scott Patrick’s funeral


Rose preparation for Officer Shawn Schneider’s funeral
Star Tribune

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