A non-profit 501(c)3 organization that raises funds for Denton County law enforcement officers and their families when an officer is injured or killed in the line of duty.
To encourage and provide emotional and financial support for law enforcement officers and their families in times of crisis and throughout their careers.
Dedication and commitment
Honesty, integrity and accountability
High standards and hard work
To honor all commitments
To collaborate effectively and work as a team
To distribute donations appropriately
To build bridges between the community and law enforcement
How it all started...
After the shootings in Dallas on July 7, 2016, a local woman with close ties to the law enforcement community felt compelled to do something to help the victims. On July 8, 2016 she reached out to three friends, also with close ties to law enforcement, to gauge their interest. They were on board and willing to help. From there, those three friends reached out to their friends and so on. By July 10, 2016 there were over 25 women willing to participate in and plan a fundraiser for the Dallas victims.
On Sunday July 10, 2016 several women gathered to plan. During that meeting, Backing The Blue - Denton was born! Within the week a committee created a private Facebook group with over 150 members, designed our logo, solicited donations from local businesses and recruited volunteers.
Just two short weeks later, Backing The Blue - Denton hosted a car wash and sold over 400 T-shirts to raise money for the victims of the Dallas, DART, and El Centro PDs. Over 50 volunteers assisted to make this event an amazing success! The support and generosity of our local community was overwhelming. We raised thousands to donate to the victims and their families. We truly thank everyone who contributed physically and financially. We could not have done it without you!
Since July 2016, Backing The Blue – Denton hosted or participated in the following events to promote community support or raise money for injured and fallen officers and their families. As a result, we’ve donated thousands of dollars to over 20 law enforcement officers & families!
Backing The Blue – Denton Car Wash July 2016
Vintage Variety Market September 2016
City of Allen Community Garage Sale September 2016
Family Portrait Fundraiser October 2016
Spokes for Hope Back The Blue Motorcycle Rodeo October 2016
PRMI Trunk or Treat October 2016
Backing The Blue – Denton Family Fun Night November 2016
Holiday Open House December 2016
Detective Walker Fundraiser Lowe’s Denton January 2017
Detective Walker Fundraiser Harley Davidson January 2017
Thirty-One Online Party March 2017
Bone Daddy’s Fundraiser March 2017
Vintage Variety Market April 2017
Free Summer Kickoff Party June 2017
Asbury Church 4th of July Celebration Concert July 2017
Denton’s 4th of July Jubilee Parade July 2017
Backing The Blue – Denton 2nd Annual Car Wash July 2017
Climb for a Calling September 2017
Paloma Creek National Night Out September 2017
Savannah National Night Out September 2017
Fallen Officers Bike Race & 5K October 2017
PRMI 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat October 2017
Backing The Blue – Denton Holiday Vendor Fair November 2017
LEO Spouses Workshop January 2018
Dallas Defenders Football Game April 2018
DPOA BBQ April 2018
Friends of the Badge Law Enforcement Luncheon April 2018
DPOA BBQ Fundraiser June 2018
Backing The Blue - Denton Car Wash July 2018
BBQ with the Blue September 2018
We have also:
donated merchandise to other organizations to raise money for our men and women in Blue
made contributions to organizations such as "The Texas Police Chiefs Association's Fallen Officer Fund" and "Assist The Officer"
hosted various online promotions selling our BTBD merchandise