Flag lowering on behalf of fallen Capitol Police Officer
In recognition of the tragic loss of United States Capital Police Officer Brian Sicknick, the Bristol Borough Police have lowered the American Flag in front of Borough Hall to half staff. Officer Sicknick's death is the epitome of the challenge of being a police officer today in a free society. Officer Sicknick went to work that day with the intention of protecting the citizens of United States from harm, regardless of their political beliefs or views. His duty to protect our democracy and stand between civility and chaos cost him his life. Never has there been a more challenging time in our history to be a police officer. Unfortunately some have used the “Thin Blue Line" slogan for their own political objectives. The truth is that it is not a slogan. It is a reality. The death of Officer Sicknick just made the line thinner.