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Retailer Helps Residents Show Law Enforcement Support

When a local man organized an event to show support for law enforcement, the staff at Johnsons Home & Garden in Maple Valley, Washington, was ready to help.

The resident put a strip of blue tape on his vehicle to show that he stood with local police officers, a gesture that came in the wake of recent shootings of law enforcement officers in several cities across the country.

He also set up an event for local residents, allowing them to bring their cars to be marked with blue tape. The event was held in the parking lot of Johnsons Home & Garden.

“He came in and bought the blue tape from us,” says J Johnson, owner of Johnsons Home & Garden. “He put this program together on his own, and it’s grown quickly.”

Now, Johnson and his staff are offering a 25-percent discount on blue tape to any customers who come in to purchase some to use on their cars.

“We want to help them show support for our police officers,” Johnson says. “It’s really important to us.”

About Liz Lichtenberger

Liz Lichtenberger
Liz is the special projects editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and trends, visits retailers, and attends industry events. She graduated from Xavier University, where she earned a degree in English and Spanish and was a member of the swim team. Liz is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She enjoys swimming, reading, doing home improvement projects around her house and cheering on her two favorite basketball teams, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Xavier Musketeers.

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