Firefighters Union Removes 'Blue Line' Flags from Fire Trucks After Citizen Complains to City

Firefighters Union Removes 'Blue Line' Flags from Fire Trucks After Citizen Complains to City


A fire department in a small Massachusetts city has removed flags from its trucks, which were hung in support of a fallen police officer, after a citizen complained they were offensive.

Fire trucks in the city of Hingham had flown “Thin Blue Line” flags in recent weeks in support of law enforcement officers, The Patriot Ledger reported.

The city’s first responders particularly wished to honor the memory of Sgt. Michael C. Chesna, a police officer from the neighboring community of Weymouth, who was killed in the line of duty in July 2018.

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Amid nationwide anti-law enforcement sentiments, firefighters in Hingham opted to hang the flags from fire engines, which was a popular decision among firefighters and the community.

According to the city, though, one resident was not pleased by the flags.

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Last week, a resident of Hingham emailed the city and requested that the

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