Louisiana state senator distributes pro-police 'Be True to Our Blue' bumper stickers _lowres


Louisiana motorists who spot some new bumper stickers in support of law enforcement might be surprised by their source.

State Sen. Jack Donahue of Mandeville doesn’t have an opponent in his re-election bid this year, but the Republican Finance Committee chairman sent an email to supporters Wednesday explaining why he has chosen to distribute pro-police bumper stickers.

“Like you, I’ve followed recent stories of violence against police officers around the country and here in Louisiana with shock and disgust. Maura and I have prayed for those families affected and for all in law enforcement, and I know you have, too. I think there’s more to do,” Donahue writes.

The bumper stickers show a police badge next to the words “Respect” and “Be True to Our Blue.”

Donahue writes that he has placed one on his own car and encourages others to do the same or display the stickers in some other fashion.

Per the email, those who want a bumper sticker can pick them up at Donahue’s office at 3030 East Causeway Approach in Mandeville or call (985) 727-7949 to have one sent.

Several high-profile law enforcement deaths this year have grabbed national attention, and Louisiana, which has one of the highest officer death rates, has had more police fatalities this year than in any year in the past decade.


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Through August, Louisiana’s officer deaths accounted for 20 percent of nation’s total in 2015