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Lehigh Acres man honors fallen officers

Posted at 10:26 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 06:13:27-04

A Lehigh Acres man is using his carpenter skills to help honor the lives of fallen officers.

For close to 30 hours a week Skip House makes Thin Blue Line Plaques in his Lehigh Acres home to give back to the families of officers who've lost their lives

Some of the officers lost their lives in duty, others succumbing to illnesses.

"Canine Chico, she drowned to death, just sad stories," said House, as he looked through a notebook he uses to write the names of each officer he has made a plaque for.

House uses his own money to make and ship the plaques. So far, he's sent 126 plaques to families of fallen officers around the country.

"When I get an email from a family member saying thanks and they tell me that my blue thin line is something that they're going to treasure for the rest of their lives, you know it's pretty simple, I just keep chugging them out," said House.

As a son and brother to law enforcement officers House's appreciation for police runs deep.

After a year and a half of honoring the men, women and furry officers who keep us all safe, House is hoping his message encourages others to also take a moment to give thanks.

"They have to deal with evil on a daily basis. I think it's a good thing to change these guy's day," said House.

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