Thin blue line painted in Oaklyn supports local police departments

Oaklyn, NJ (WTXF) One Camden County town is showing support for their local police force in a very creative way. West Clinton Avenue in Oaklyn is now painted with a thin blue line.

"A thin blue line represents support for law enforcement," patrolman Matt Olivieri told FOX 29.

It's meaning runs deep in the hearts of police officers. And now, it runs runs deep through the one mile-long borough of Oaklyn. It was painted Friday morning, down the center of Clinton Avenue, five blocks from the White Horse Pike to Kendall Boulevard.

The head of the borough's public works came up with the idea, passed it on to the police chief, who got permission from Camden County and the paint brushes came out.

The thin blue line passes by the the police and fire stations and right to Oaklyn Public School.

"I love it! I have blue blood in my family. My brother is a police officer in a neighboring town, so it's even more important to me," said School Board Vice President Jennifer Cassell.