is my fiancée's ring JUST for police officers? Sorta crushed.

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

No worries. Most ‘in the know’ would view it as supportive of police,like a blue ribbon on a tree after an officer dies. 

Post # 32
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Bumble bee

If he isnt comfortable giving the impression that he supports police officers he should definitely get a different ring. 

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I would assume someone wearing the “thin blue line” was an officer. Interestingly, most officers I know won’t wear them because they feel it is dangerous to identify themselves as police while not in uniform. 

Post # 34
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Bumble Beekeeper

I had never heard of that ring design being associated only with police officers. I imagine many men like the black and blue combo. 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

They have these rings for firefighters too.

I dunno, I’m of the mindset that if you aren’t in law enforcement then why wear such a thing? Yes show support but do it another way. Like a pervious poster said its like wearing fatigues and not being a soldier. 

To each their own, ofcourse. 

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 1983

justyourbasicpumpkinluvr :  don’t worry about it. I’m in the UK and my husband was a policeman for thirty years until he retired. Forty five years married and he has never worn a ring of any description. As for symbolism of your man’s ring – what rubbish! If you and your boy love the ring then he must wear it with joy. There’s much more to being a policeman than wearing a ring! Much love to you both.

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper

I come from a long line of police officers-and we’ve never heard of it.  You can wear anything you want-don’t let some random trend discourage you from doing so.  

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I work in law enforcement and come from a law enforcement family.  The Thin Blue Line is shown for support of police and in remembrance of police lives lost.  It’s not meant specially to be worn by them only.  If he loves it, keep it!  I don’t think everyone he comes in contact will put two and two together, like your coworker, especially since he’s wrong, lol. 

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

Not a big deal. No one will ever notice irl.

 

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I doubt the ring was designed with the intention of having the police representation, that shade of blue in various shapes and lines is present in lots of men’s steel/ tungsten etc rings. Plus, you’d think if that was the intention they’d be advertised as such. 

I doubt anyone will notice it IRL, and even if they do, the police force doesn’t own the colour blue so it’ll be fine.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee

Oooh, never heard of such a thing! If he likes it then I think keep it, at least you are aware and can field any questions that may arise. xo

Post # 42
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Newbee

mrsnyctola :  I agree with your post. My fiancé is a police officer as well and never displays it in public, nor do I. In a city like ours, which is large and has a high criminal rate, its safer not to display police representation. I like the ring personally, but as soon as i saw it, I thought of police and if I saw someone wearing it, I’d assume he’s probly a cop or related to one. 

Post # 43
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Newbee

justyourbasicpumpkinluvr :  my fiancé is a police officer and although I am familiar with the thin blue line representing police in general,  he said the thin blue line is to represent the brotherhood of police and is generally just for police officers or immediate family members support for them.. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee

Wearing thin blue line stuff in support of law enforcement officers when you aren’t one or immediately related to one is one thing, but I think wearing a wedding band when you aren’t an LEO or immediately related to one is weird.

Post # 45
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Bumble bee

Also, it depends where you are. Thin Blue Line is big in the US. If you are from another country, I don’t think it matters as much.

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