Information provided by Point 27
ATLANTA, GA - Point 27, an Atlanta-based global nonprofit, has sent Thin Blue Line scripture-inscribed dog tags called Shields of Strength to the Zachary Police Department to honor fallen reserve officer Christopher Michael Lawton, killed in the line of duty March 12.
Point 27 also sent scripture-inscribed Folded Flag Pendant Necklaces for family members of the fallen officer.
US Army (Ret.) Col. David Dodd serves as director of Point 27, which honors fallen officers and fallen soldiers. Dodd commanded a battalion of the first troops deployed to Afghanistan following 911. He wore a Shield of Strength inscribed with Joshua 1:9 next to his government-issued dog tags, and equipped each of the soldiers in his command with a Shield of Strength before they deployed.
Dodd says he hopes the scripture on the Shields of Strength encourages these officers and the families of the fallen, who are making and have made tremendous sacrifice for their communities.
"We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice that Officer Lawton made and we will not forget his family. We are forever grateful for these brave men and women in law enforcement," Dodd said. "We are presenting Thin Blue Line Dog Tags to thank the officers for their putting their lives on the line to protect Americans. The dog tag is engraved with a Bible verse and serves as a physical reminder that God is with them day and night as they patrol and protect the streets of their community. We want them to know we appreciate and value them."
The face of the Thin Blue Line Shields of Strength shows an engraved silver American flag face designed with one flag stripe of blue. The back of the dog tags is inscribed with Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God."