Cedar Hill, TX - Spring is in the air, and it is contagious. Texas is no exception, and police officers there have taken up a sweet-smelling challenge.
All over the state of Texas, the boys and girls in blue are posing for the #BackTheBLUEbonnets challenge. The bluebonnet is the state flower, and it is in full bloom. Just imagine a friendly guardian of the law popping up in a field of blue—it is a sight to behold. It’s not often we get to see law officers playfully posing among the flowers and posting it to Instagram and Facebook.
It’s good to see officers having a bit of light relief, even if the challenge does become just a little bit competitive. For some, however, posing is not exactly their strong point.
There are plenty of happy snaps to enjoy, as to date, officers from the Copperas Cove Police Department, Granite Shoals Police Department, Grapevine Police Department, Irving Police Department, Cedar Hill Police Department, and several others have already taken up the challenge.
The messages along with the photos vary, from safety issues, pick up your rubbish, exercise is good—even meditation is covered. Nice to see those who have such a responsible and often stressful job relaxing and having a bit of fun. One officer put his message across in the photo caption,“Park in a safe place and be aware of your surroundings.”
We’re just gonna put this 2015 photo of Officer Walden right here....? and remind you, again, to be careful when you stop to look at the blue bonnets... #backthebluebonnets
Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) are hoping to get a message across, telling the public to enjoy the spring vision of the bluebonnets, but to ensure safety when stopping to take photos when you snap that photo you ”just have to have.”
In a 2014 statement, Texas DPS said: “While there is no law against picking the state flower, laws do exist against damaging or destroying rights-of-way and government property.
“Flower fans must also consider laws against criminal trespassing and make sure they are not on private property when stopping to enjoy or take photos of the wildflowers. Individuals should also be cautious of snakes, fire ants and other potential dangers while observing wildflowers.”
“DPS encourages motorists to be mindful of laws against impeding traffic and exercise caution when slowing down to enjoy the view; and if you decide to stop, choose areas with light traffic conditions.”
Source: The Epoch Times