LITTLE FERRY, N.J. -- Little Ferry officials selected a special stretch of road for its blue line to support law enforcement.
"Professional, respectful and effective best define Little Ferry’s men and women in blue," they said in a statement after the blue line was painted around the Police Monument at the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Grove Street.
It's "symbolic of Little of Ferry’s support and appreciation for its police force," they said.
Dating back decades, the "thin blue line" is used throughout the U.S. and Canada to symbolize the thin line between chaos and order.
It's employed, as well, to commemorate fallen law enforcement officers and to represent the shared commitment of all of them to protecting the public.
Citizens have begun using it in curb strips outside their homes and stores, while towns have been painting lines down important thoroughfares to show police that they have their backs.