Students Gift 98 Handmade Thin Blue Line Flags To Each Officer In Local PD

“Each flag is handmade and, therefore, each on is a ‘one-of-a-kind,’” Waxahachie Police Chief Wade Goolsby said.

Waxahachie, TX – Students at a Texas high school surprised the Waxahachie Police Department (WPD) on Thursday by gifting a handmade, wooden Thin Blue Line flag to every officer on the force.

The Waxahachie High School juniors and seniors who created the 98 flags were all participants in the school’s building and constructions trades classes, the school district said in a Facebook post.

“We are proud of these students' craftsmanship and hard work and thankful for the service of our wonderful police department!” the post read.

Waxahachie Police Chief Wade Goolsby said that he and his officers were amazed by the students’ thoughtfulness and the enormity of the project, the Daily Light reported.

“Each flag is handmade and, therefore, each on is a ‘one-of-a-kind,’” Chief Goolsby said. “Each flag has hand-engraved stars and burnished wood stripes.”

The project was the brainchild of Waxahachie High School teacher Curtis Green, who teaches architecture and construction classes, the Daily Light reported.

Green said he brought the idea to students last year after he helped a teacher in anther school district with a similar undertaking.

“While doing it I thought that my students could make these for the local department,” he explained.

The students were quick to jump on board.

“This project was not an assignment, but we did work on it in class when we had inclement weather or a test that did not take the entire class period,” Green told the paper.

They took cull lumber that had been donated to the school by Lowe’s and used the school’s construction machinery to remove the flawed areas that had previously rendered the lumber unsellable.

“The students got a lot out of working on this and they were very excited when they were able to distribute them to the police department,” Green said.

Earlier this month, the group of students took their finished masterpieces to the WPD and presented them to the officers, the Daily Light reported.

“Each officer here was very touched by the kind gesture and show of support and plan on displaying their flag with pride,” WPD Community Services Officer O.T. Glidewell said. “Most of our officers have taken their flags home to proudly display and share with their family. Currently, my flag is displayed in my office. I plan on displaying my flag at my home above the fireplace.”

Officer Glidewell said that the department was humbled by the act of solidarity.

“It is a great feeling and we are very proud to have the support of the students, teachers, school district and community,” he told the Daily Light. “The students put hours and hours of work into each flag, personalizing them in their own individual and unique way.”

“This was an amazing group of students and teachers that came together to make this a success,” Officer Glidewell added.

The WPD posted photos of the students holding their handmade flags to Facebook on Nov. 15.

“What an amazing group of students and faculty!” the department gushed. “We can not thank you all enough for these beautiful wood flags. Thank you for all the support. [It] is truly appreciated.”

Comments (20)
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Musical1
Musical1

Amazing!!! Great job students and teachers! Way to back the Blue!

JBoH
JBoH

Wow! Super classy!

BruthaV
BruthaV

Awesome story. Faith in our youth, somewhat, restored.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

There are over 100 comments posted in reply to the post. Every single one is positive.

It might have something to do with this...

LEO0301
LEO0301

So nice to read a positive story!

ikaika
ikaika

I wish we could see this story on even one of the national news channels!

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

lf any of these incredible young people decide to start an after-school business making these flags, respond to me with price. I'll be your first customer. I would be very proud to have one in my home. Outstanding!

Chewie46
Chewie46

Outstanding young people!

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Great story. Not a surprise in Texas. You’d never see this in commie states like Oregon or New York.

Ladytiel
Ladytiel

Very uplifting, a breath of fresh air! Outstanding students!

Bigg59
Bigg59

Awesome story there is still hope in the future

Jhn
Jhn

Just another story that makes me proud to be a Texan. Way to go

Dezertgem
Dezertgem

Awesome! Great job kids!!!! Seeing things like this still gives me hope for our country!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Awesome gesture! Especially in today's atmosphere of so much hatred toward the police. 🤣🤣👍👍

Amitzah Mitzvah
Amitzah Mitzvah

Am I a chump? This literally brought tears to my eyes. I am so proud that students care enough to have made these for Police. Very impressive students, thank you.

DR226
DR226

Great story, students should be proud of their accomplishments.

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

Beautiful job by some great kids.

mgk287
mgk287

I sent the story to FoxandFriends. A beautiful story.

Marxest
Marxest

Good job students, excellent work. But forget Blue Line Flags, Confederate Flags are where the real money lies! Just like the Blue Line flag the Confederate Flag is an enduring American classic with a rich history. People are always buying and displaying the Old Dixie for all to salute and enjoy.