Video: IMPD officer mourns fallen police in ‘The Black Band’

Officer Jeff Web of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has written a powerful tribute to fallen officers in the wake of multiple tragedies


By PoliceOne Staff

INDIANAPOLIS — Officer Jeff Web of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has written a powerful tribute to fallen officers in the wake of multiple tragedies in Indiana. The full poem, as well as a video of Officer Web reciting it, follows below:

The Black Band
I'm sick of putting this band on my badge
Of seeing another brother fall
Of seeing another sister laid out
Upon an altar before us all
Of seeing another family sit
While they receive a folded flag
And know the crushing loss they feel
As you can see their shoulders sag
Then I remember what this band means
Recalling the fallen who've gone before
Who gave everything they had
To honor the badges that they wore
By protecting the public from evil that lurks
Within the dark recesses of society's mind
By being the last bastion of defense
By being the honored thin blue line

 

Information according to The Indy Channel.  

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