Sean G. Wright wants to show “love and respect” to law enforcement officers across the state, and his most recent stop was Eatonton.
Wright, a Greensboro native who owns Spit Shine Car Wash at Lake Oconee in Putnam County, is having special American flag art made for each department. Set on a black background, the flag’s stripes and stars are made of crushed glass that sparkles. A blue stripe on the flag represents the Thin Blue Line of law enforcement. The Thin Blue Line represents all law enforcement personnel and symbolizes the unbreakable line of law enforcement officers standing as a safety barrier between law-abiding citizens and crime.
Wright said he has had 25 of these flag art pieces made so far and plans to continue until he has presented one to law enforcement agencies in all 159 counties of Georgia. He delivered one to Eatonton Police Department on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
“It’s from the bottom of my heart because we must have love and respect for people of greatness,” he said. “All this hatred in the world now, people need to show the law enforcement officers some appreciation and respect. Yes, there are a few bad apples; but, you can’t whip all the children in the family because of one bad child.”
Wright said he has already gifted the flag art to Putnam and Greene counties, the Georgia State Patrol, DNR, a judge in Savannah, and others.
Eatonton Police Chief Kent Lawrence thanked Wright and said the art was a much-needed gesture that would be treasured by everyone in the department. He said it will hang on the wall of the lobby of the police station.