Folly Boat repainted to honor fallen Dallas police officers

Folly Boat repainted to honor fallen Dallas police officers

FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - Retired law enforcement officers and first responders spent the afternoon painting the Folly Boat Friday as a tribute to the fallen police officers killed or wounded in Dallas Thursday night.

The group painted the boat black with a thin blue stripe, the "Thin Blue Line," as a way to stand in solidarity with the officers.

Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the shooting.

The Folly Boat has been a landmark since Hurricane Hugo left it in the bushes along Folly Road in 1989, and people have been painting a variety of messages on it ever since.

The Thin Blue Line is a symbol that commemorates fallen law enforcement officers and the relationship between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.

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