Blue Line Bears Owner Receives Death Threats For Making Teddy Bears for Families of Fallen Officers
Megan, the daughter of a police officer, recently graduated from High School. Three and a half years ago, she started the nonprofit “Blue Line Bears,” in order to make teddy bears for the children of fallen police officers. She actually makes them out of the uniforms that they wore when they worked for the law enforcement agency. She and her family have been receiving death threats because she supports police, even vile remarks from her own so-called “friends.” (LawEnforcementToday)
Blue Line Bears posted on Facebook:
Saying I am heartbroken is an understatement. 3 and a half years ago when I started Blue Line Bears tensions were high in the United States and police officers were under attack. I received hate comment after hate comment, most along the lines of “I hope your dad is the next Officer you make a bear for.” The hate comments never truly disappeared, but they became less frequent until these past couple of weeks.
I posted something that was pro-police on my own personal social media and got attacked by my own classmates calling me all sorts of things. People who I saw as friends blocked me and called me toxic. I watched the increase in police injuries in New York and wondered if those were officers I’ve given a patch to.
I scrolled through social media posts to be met with nothing but anti-police rants. My heart broke more and more everyday. Yesterday my family made the decision to get rid of the wrap on my Jeep, because it’s not safe for me to drive anymore. My heart shattered and I finally let myself cry over this (as seen in the deleted post from yesterday). The comments were positive in the beginning until we got hundreds of comments wanting my dad dead and saying they hope he gets shot in the face.
I have stayed silent until now, but I’m not doing that anymore. These people can troll and hate on my dad and me, but all they’re doing is fueling the fire that will make Blue Line Bears more and more successful. I will not stand down.
The hate spewed at Megan and her father is ridiculous. The ‘about’ section of her Blue Line Bears Facebook page reveals why she does what she does. It takes a special kind of evil to throw such venom at a person who cares so deeply about police and children. She is correct – the harder they hate on her for the support of law enforcement, the stronger she will become.
The ‘about’ section of her Facebook page says this (in part) about why she makes the teddy bears:
Children of law enforcement officers grow up realizing that their parent’s life is at risk every day they go to work. Add to that the fact that there is much public ridicule of law enforcement officers, and deaths in the line of duty are sudden, shocking and violent. With all of this in mind, Blue Line Bears will not only provide a lasting keepsake to help keep the officer’s memory alive, but will also help their child to see that there are caring individuals who respect and appreciate men and women in uniform. Children of officers killed in the line of duty are oftentimes young, perhaps too young to remember the parent who died. For those children, a bear from Blue Line Bears will provide a tangible reminder that their loved one will always be with them.
Hang in there, Megan. Leftists are oblivious to the hearts of anyone, and their purpose is to destroy.
Featured photo: Facebook photos combination via BlueLine Bears showing the teddy bears she makes.