The single most important objective for the Thin Blue Line Ball is to allow fellow blue families to say goodbye to all who have fallen. The only authorized uniforms that evening are on the honor guard and pipes and drums band. All attendees are in formal attire (suit, tux, Sunday attire) as we are all simply blue family. Patches and rank mean nothing while we are all there. Brother/sisterhood and honoring sacrifice is why we are there.
2020 wil represent the 5th annual Thin Blue Line Ball. The event has grown from 160 to a sold out crowd of 600 in 2019. Last year we saw seven states represented and we hope to attract more in 2020. The event has grown so quickly that we are now in our 3rd venue as we have outgrown each after just a year or two and that is great news for the event. We are confident the Thin Blue Line Ball has become one of the largest multi-agency/multi-state formal law enforcement ball in the Great State of Texas!
Each year we design a custom challenge coin for the event that is free with admission. We are continuing that tradition in 2020 as well.
After the opening ceremony we progress to the emotional, yet essential, memorial ceremony. We have the honor of having the Ft. Worth Pipes & Drums band along with pipers from Chicago PD and Vidor PD playing during the ceremonies. From there we move into award presentations and a heartfelt and well deserved spouse ceremony honoring those who sacrifice along with us. This ceremony has been widely anticipated as we turn the tables on our LEO brothers/sisters. During this ceremony you will pin your spouse with the custom 2020 Spouse pin. Since our spouses are always pinning us in our careers we felt it appropriate to let them know what it feels like for an evening. After that we enjoy dinner and eventually......it's a party. We having a professional DJ supplying the music and a casino night set up and ready for non-award earning fun. All that with a free LEO raffle, silent auction, and a custom 2020 TBLB challenge coin!
5:45 PM- Registration Opens
6:00 PM- Social Hour / Silent Auction Open
7:00 PM- Thin Blue Line Ball opening ceremony
-Robert A. Livingston Award presentation
-Spartan Award presentation
9:30 PM- Silent Auction closes
10:45 PM- Casino Night closes
11:00 PM- Last raffle of the night drawing
11:00 PM- 2019 Thin Blue Line Ball closes
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PO Box 6127, McKinney, TX 75071