On January 6, a large crowd of people entered the U.S. Capitol to protest certification of the Presidential election. The protest turned violent and the Capitol Police were overrun. Fights between protestors and police officers lasted for four hours. Policer officers were hit with bear spray, pepper spray, CS gas, tables, chairs, clubs, and fists. Some of the protesters were armed and wearing military grade body armor. There were leadership and intelligence failures with the House, Senate, Capitol Police, D.C. Mayor’s Office, and other Federal agencies.
On February 17, on behalf of Point 27, I presented 2,000 Thin Blue Line Dog Tags engraved with Mathew 5:9 to the Capitol Police inside the Capital Building. I spent time with the officers and heard their stories. They are recovering from the protest, they feel like they were treated unfairly by the media, and their morale is low. Initially, I was going to outfit their department with Thin Blue Line Dog Tags last May during National Police Week, which was cancelled due to COVID. God’s timing is perfect. This was the right time to encourage them with God’s Word. They were so very thankful to be appreciated, they were open to the Gospel, and they now have God’s Word hanging inches from their hearts.