Safe Harbor Initiative shows law officers "I've got your back"

Safe Harbor Initiative shows law officers "I've got your back"

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A new way to support law enforcement officers, which began in Texas, is catching on in Mississippi.

It's called the, "Safe Harbor Initiative."

You can take part by spray-painting a thin blue line on the curb in front of your house, or by adding a thin strip of blue reflective tape to your mailbox.

Several homes and businesses in the Columbia-area are taking part, aided by Sherie Cooper, state director of Mississippi Auxiliary-Wives Behind the Badge and wife of Columbia police chief Mile Cooper.

Several businesses in Columbia have also added the number "6" to the bottom of the reflective tape. It represents the six o'clock position, which means "I've got your back" to law officers.

"The camaraderie and just having the support means more to (law officers) than anybody could really know," said Cooper.

"I just think it's important for the community to reach out to our law enforcement, we depend on them a lot around here," said Angela Bass, owner of Tis Sew Sweet in downtown Columbia.

"They keep us safe and they keep our children safe and I just think we need to support them," said Brandy Sorrell, employee at The Berry Patch, also in downtown Columbia.

You can find out more about the "Safe Harbor Initiative" by going to the Mississippi Wives Behind the Badge Facebook page, or you can call Sherie Cooper at (601) 731-8003.