ATLANTA — Point 27, a global nonprofit, has sent gifts of Thin Blue Line scripture-inscribed dog tags called Shields of Strength to the Lynden Police Department to honor fallen Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp, who died Nov. 6, 2019, after being hit by a vehicle.

In all, 133 law enforcement line-of-duty deaths were reported in the United States in 2019, down from 166 in 2018 (https://www.odmp.org/).

Point 27 also sent its product to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to honor fallen deputy Cooper Dyson, killed in a vehicle crash in the line of duty Dec. 21, 201.

Knapp and Dyson were the last two of four Washington officers killed in the line of law enforcement duty in 2019. In 2018, there two.

The Thin Blue Line dog tags are engraved with Matthew 5:9: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Point 27 also sent scripture-inscribed Folded Flag Pendant Necklaces to family members of each fallen officer, engraved with John 15:1: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”