“Shields of Strength” dog tags created by Atlanta-based non-profit organization Point 27 have been sent to the Jersey City Police Department to honor fallen Det. Joseph Seals.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“We are forever grateful for these brave men and women in law enforcement. We are presenting Thin Blue Line Dog Tags to officers, who served with Seals, to thank them for their putting their lives on the line to protect Americans,” Point 27 Director David Dodd, a retired U.S. Army colonel.
“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 communities. We want them to know we appreciate and value them. For the families of the fallen officers, we pray the scripture on the Folded Flag Pendant Necklaces reminds them that we will never forget their loved ones.”
With the help of a growing number of outreach coordinators in states across the country, Point 27 has honored every fallen law enforcement officer (line-of-duty deaths) reported in the past two years, their agencies and their families with gifts of Shields of Strength, and plans to continue that practice in 2020.
The Thin Blue Line dog tags are engraved with Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
Point 27 also sent scripture-inscribed Folded Flag Pendant Necklaces for family members of the fallen deputy, engraved with John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Seals was one of four innocent lives taken during a domestic terrorism/bias crime incident in Jersey City on December 10th, with thousands paying their respects at his funeral on December 17th.