August is Back the Blue Month
August, 01 2016
To show our support for law enforcement in the midst of troubling times, Frontier Justice is making the month of August “Back the Blue Month.”
All members of law enforcement are invited to come sharpen their skills with deep discounts on range fees, simulator training and classes.
August 10 & 17: Waived range fees for any officer with an ID
August 24 (Day): Scheduled free simulator training all day with officers – Lunch provided by Fun House Pizza
August 24 (Evening): Personal protection and safety class for spouses of officers
August 24 (After Close): 8 pm prayer vigil
Plus, enjoy 10% off every day for the rest of the year for officers with their ID
Special thanks to MoKan Gun Trust for providing Back the Blue Month t-shirts for our staff.
To make a reservation for any of these dates and times, please email Rachel Valdiviez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note from the owners on Back the Blue Month
I was asked, “Why?” Why would Frontier Justice host an entire month to “Back the Blue?” And, this is why.
When I was little, I use to look forward to trick or treating more than any other thing. Maybe it was because my mom didn’t buy costumes and we were left to our own devices to “create” costumes out of a grab bag of various things bought at discount stores and garage sales. (Cue the creative juices that I still love to drink of today.) Fun times.
One thing I distinctly remember on Halloween is that I would often see little boys donning the blue uniform of a police officer. Some of these boys dreamed of being “tough” like a cop – protectors. Some of these boys grew up to be men who actually took on the task of “protector of all.”
I’m an adult candy giver now. And I have never seen a child dressed as a police officer on Halloween. I sometimes wonder if that costume is even produced by the big box retail chains anymore. Sad times. Our little people look up to the candy givers at the door, and drivers in their cars, to create a framework for their thoughts; their moral compasses of right and wrong.
What are we teaching our children today? A society that begins to turn its back on the protectors is truly a society in trouble. Have we demonized the very people who we call on to serve and protect during our most vulnerable moments in life? Why do we have a media that portrays these brave, selfless officers as monsters who are worse than the Halloween demons we used to conjure in our garage sale fodder?
I’m not telling you anything new. But, it’s up to us to make a change. And I am asking you, “If not you, then who?” One person at a time, one act at a time, we have to come together as one people – undivided by the lines that our society draws between genders and colors. We have to support the police for one reason and one reason alone – their willingness to put others safety in front of their own.
I know of three people who have been willing to fight and die for me: the American Soldier, the American police officer, and Jesus Christ. Jesus died for all of us, not just those who are white, black or even wearing blue. ALL of us. It’s going to take ALL of us uniting behind our protectors who sacrifice every day to make our world a better place.
Frontier Justice is proud to “Back the Blue” every day. Every. Single. Day. But, in August we will be doing it just a little louder and a little more visibly. We hope that you, our loyal customers, will join our efforts in telling our little people that serving and protecting your community is a noble and honorable task. It is worth taking on because there are people who see what you do and think the world of your efforts. It’s called respect and we plan to do our part.
Bren Brown, President and Owner