Thin Line Colors Meanings Explained



Displaying these colors recognizes and honors all those who serve others and have given their lives to protect ours.


Every 68 hoursa police officer is killed in the line of duty.The Thin Blue Line honors all those who serve in law enforcement, including

  • Police Officers & Sheriffs
  • University Police & K-9 Officers
  • SWAT Officers & Secret Service Agents
  • Marshalls & TSA Officers
  • Public Safety Officials & Peace Officers
  • Security Guards & FEMA Officials
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  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Navy 

The Thin Red Line honors all those who serve in fire protection, It is also called “The Thin Red Line of Courage”, honoring All Firefighters including:

  • State and federal government firefighters
  • Volunteer firefighters, and private department firefighters.
  • Red Cross Members, Security Guards,
  • Private Investigators, Lifeguards, ATF Agents,
  • AmeriCorps Officials, and State Guards.
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Marine Corps 
  • Border Patrol Agents
  • Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Court Officers
  • Environmental Police
  • Animal Control Officers
  • Park Rangers, AEMT Officials
  • Fish and Wildlife Officers
  • Diplomatic Security.
  • United States Army
  • U.S. Military Police

The Thin White Line represents EMS Officials.

  • Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians.
  • Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants
  • Correction Officers, Wardens
  • Dispatchers, Coroners, Probation Officers
  • Air Marshals, Civil Air Patrol, Air Traffic Controllers,
  • DEA Agents, and ICE Agents.
  • National Guard Members
  • Veterans

The Thin Gray Line honors all those who serve in correctional institutions, including

  • Corrections Officers
  • Prison guards
  • Probation officers
  • Parole officers, bailiffs, and jailers.

If a Military meaning exists,
it is unknown to us at this time.


  • Tow Truck Drivers
  • Security Guards, Loss Prevention
  • Rescue Personnel
  • Dispatchers.
  • Public safety telecommunication
  • Police, fire and ambulance dispatchers

If a Military meaning exists,
it is unknown to us at this time.

The Thin Gold Line represents Dispatchers. Honoring all those who serve in public safety telecommunication, including police, fire and ambulance dispatchers.



The gold and yellow lines have been used interchangeably, but more recently, the distinction has been acknowledged.

The Thin Orange Line represents Search and Rescue Personnel .


IMAGE COMING SOON Thin NWU Line — United States Navy
IMAGE COMING SOON Thin ACU Line — United States Army
IMAGE COMING SOON Thin Tiger Stripe Line — Air Force
IMAGE COMING SOON Thin Blue Line with Lightning Bolt — S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics)




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