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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

LAKELAND, GA (WALB) –You probably seen them on cars, those black stickers with a blue bar through the middle. They're symbolic of law enforcement ties but officers say they're being abused.

The thin blue line symbol indicates a driver is a law enforcer or is related to someone who is.

But Lanier county Sheriff Nick Norton says some people abuse the symbol to try to avoid road blocks or get out of speeding tickets.

"We would look at it even more closely because the thin blue line tag would depict that you are associated with law enforcement and possibly have guns in the vehicle," said Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton.

Norton says the emblem shows solidarity among law officers and symbolizes police's role in protecting society.


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