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RCMP No Longer Allowed to Wear Patch With ‘Thin Blue Line’ While on Duty

Source: Morganne Campbell,  globalnews.ca, October 13, 2020

In a directive issued by the RCMP, officers have been told not to wear or display the image of the subdued Canadian flag with a blue line through it.

The “thin blue line” has become a symbol of solidarity among police officers across Canada, but a recent memo from one of the country’s largest police forces is advising officers they can no longer wear it while on duty.

“The subdued flag with a blue bar has become widespread in North America as a sign of solidarity and support for police,” Al McCambridge, corps sergeant major with the RCMP’s executive, wrote in a memo obtained by Global News. “While this may be common, it is not an approved symbol and is not to be worn on our uniform.

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