TUCSON, Ariz. - The Nogales Police Department now has a token to carry with them that honors fallen officer Jesus Cordova, who was killed in the line of duty in April.
Point 27 sent Thin Blue Line scripture-inscribed dog tags, known as Shields of Strength, to the department and Folded Flag Pendant Neclaces for Cordova's family.
US Army (Ret.) Col. David Dodd is Point 27's director and is working with police chaplains this week to honor and encourage the families of fallen officers. It's all part of National Police Week which started on Monday in Washington D.C..
When Dodd commanded a battalion of the first troops deployed to Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks in 2001, he and his soldiers wore a Shield of Strength along with their government-issued dog tags. Each one was inscribed with the scripture verse, Joshua 1:9.
The face of the Thin Blue Line Shields of Strength shows an engraved silver American flag face designed with one flag stripe of blue. The back of the dog tags is inscribed with Matthew 5:9.
The Folded Flag Pendant necklaces, which were given to the family of Officer Cordova, are engraved with John 15:13.
Dodd has distributed more than 10,000 Shields of Strength to members of the military, national and international leaders.
You can request Shields of Strength Dog Tags by clicking here.