Again in 2021, Metter Graphics and Metter Advertiser will be teaming up with local businesses to salute law officers at Metter Police Department and Candler County Sheriff’s Office, and you can show your support by ordering your Back the Blue shirts and yard signs here. (NOTE: This link has been updated for those who had problems ordering last week.) Or call Metter Graphics, 912-685-3600, to place your order. Shirts will be ready Jan. 27.

The campaign is being coordinated in conjunction with National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which is January 9.

“Back the Blue” T-shirts will be sold through Jan. 20. The royal blue shirts featuring the thin blue line are available in long-sleeve and short-sleeve (Gildan and Comfort Colors) in sizes YS through 3XL. Shirt prices range from $15.95 to $24.95 depending on sleeve choice and brand. Yard signs are available for $20 each.

More than 80 shirts were sold in the inaugural campaign in 2020. Proceeds from those sales were used by the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department to purchase “Stop the Bleed” kits for officers.

Businesses wanting to show their support can take part in a sponsorship that includes their name on t-shirts that will be given out to law officers, an ad in the Law Enforcement Salute special publication and a flag poster for their business.

To be part of the business partnership, call Mandi Carter, 912-685-6566.

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