Asked by KTVZ 1501 Votes Do you support BPD decision to remove 'thin blue line' from cars? 15% Yes! Yes! 4 85% No! No! 38 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Copy Link 15% Yes! Add Comment Comment Share with friends Any symbol that can be misconstrued, fuel division should go! Any symbol that can be misconstrued, fuel division should go! Show Less 4 Comments 3 Ray Duray Because not all cops are honest. https://tinyurl.com/yyajb92k Reply Reply Gabe West Most are Tery Most are, so our new Chief just decides to remove the public display of support for his own officers? I can tell you, many of them aren't offended by his decision. Jason Wilkinson Most of the protestors are peaceful. It doesn't mean there isn't riot issues going on. "Most cops are honest" does not mean there isn't a major issue that needs attention. Judy Wood What does that have to do with what the thin blue line stands for. You need to school yourself, before you comment next time on something. 1 Jason Wilkinson The police are paid for by all of us. He realizes the blue line has evolved from its original meaning to being more an F-U to half the population who believe there is still a major racial divide here. Reply Reply 0 Jessica I hit yes on accident! I totally meant NO I do not support this. I just woke up!! 😱 Reply Reply 85% No! Add Comment Comment Share with friends It's a symbol of support for law enforcement and should stay! It's a symbol of support for law enforcement and should stay! Show Less 38 Comments 7 Cam Scott How Ridiculous! Our society has more serious things to worry about. Enough already. We need to HONOR our Police, not defund and attack them. Reply Reply 6 Thomas Arvidson KEEP THE BLUE LINE!!! We should honor and support our first responders Reply Reply 5 Robbie Potter Why are we as a country always catering to the lowest echelon of society? Reply Reply 4 mike wood As a 31 year LE veteran, I am saddened that Chief Krantz is only listening to the small % of people that consumed the most oxygen. What’s next chief guns, badges, American flags? Reply Reply 4 Judy Wood You don’t have enough space for me to say why I support the thin blue line, but the most is to show respect for LE. Shame on you Chief, What’s next the American flag above your Police Department? Reply Reply Greg inConway Great comment! Maybe the Bend PD should be issued Whiffle Bats instead. The BPD needs to stop caving to the people with nose rings. 4 Mike Roberts The majority of citizens Support the Thin Blue Line and yet you New Guy (police chief) go with those who want to re-imagine the BPD. What's wrong with this picture??? Don't bring your PDX values here Reply Reply Don L Agreed! 4 Tery That's what happens when they transplant our new Chief from Portland........ This is complete disrespect for our officers, brought upon by the cry babies.... Reply Reply 4 Gabe West It's disrespectful Reply Reply 4 Kimmy Wasatch Just shows that Bend is becoming like Portland and racist.BLM. LGBQT flags and apparel is fine. The police should be able to display support on their cars. Sad to see Bend going in this direction. Reply Reply 3 Stephen John Williams A stunningly poor decision. Looks like Krantz is bringing dangerous Portland liberal ideology to Bend. Please pray with me for all the outstanding law enforcement personnel in our area. They need it! Reply Reply 3 Mark Dugan Too bad the new police chief is bringing Portland politics to Bend. I was worried and now it's confirmed. Reply Reply 3 Joseph Wick very sad day....it is now not safe to go to Bend. You let a bunch of filthy street freaks rule you? What did you achieve? Reply Reply 3 Tahnee Hayden More cancel culture. By doing this the new chief has insighted division. What will he cancel next. We need to support law enforcement not tear them down. He just tore the officers of his Dept. down Reply Reply 3 Don L HATE TO THINK THE BLUE SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH A YELLOW ONE... Reply Reply 3 Steve Hughes I'd like to know specific personal examples of the division the Chief stated the blue line created. It seems, he created division by removing the blue line. Leave it to a chief from PDX to do this. Reply Reply 3 Jim Kaefer It is not necessary there is no division. Reply Reply 3 Pam Ferguson It was meant for police department to have good feelings and meaning to them not the public. This division crap is getting out of hand!! Reply Reply 3 Robert McDaniel The “new” Police chief is a Portland racist!. Doing what’s right for the entire community doesn’t alienate half of it! Reply Reply Jim That thin blue line symbolically represents our support and when Chief Krantz had it ripped off the patrol cars today, he threw it back in our faces. He will regret this come the day he needs us! 3 Bob Majka Hell no, Nothing worse then caving to a small minority. The new Chief needs to go back to Portland. Reply Reply Don L Yep! 2 chris tafoya If our BPD thinks that removing the blue line from their vehicles offends certain groups, then I'm offended by their wording on their cars that states "Protects and Serves." Reply Reply 2 Clifford Holmes It is disrespectful to the first responders who serve, and to those who have died. I never thought it was divisive, it is a show of respect and support for first responders. Reply Reply 2 Kenneth Gardner new chief to much for appeasement should go back to old job do not need his attitude. Reply Reply 1 Greg inConway Maybe consider adding the BLM logo to all your patrol vehicles. This is a disrespect to all law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty. Stop listening to those with nose rings. Reply Reply 1 Ben Hargis In this poll, 86% do not support the removal of the blue line. So I would assume a fair poll, not on a liberal news site, it would be more like 99% I have to question where our police actually stand. Reply Reply 0 Deborah Haney Because it is just another right being taken away from us because others are all butt hurt. Reply Reply 0 Kevin Crabtree Need to replace new Chief and most of Bends Leadership this is not the Bend We Love Reply Reply 0 Johnny Mooney I am disappointed that the police chief has decided to not honor those in law enforcement by removing this symbol. We should educate as to what it symbolizes vs. remove due to a small uneducated group Reply Reply 0 k san I don't get it. They did this to themselves? And they still leave the blue line on the backs of the cars? Such a needless exercise. Reply Reply 0 Tim Allen They have right.s to their beliefs also. Black Lives Matter is expressed and rightfully so. I believe strongly that to be true. Howeve Reply Reply Greg inConway You make no sense. Go back to your video games and stay out of adult conversations.