Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Tartan available exclusively at USA Kilts
I visited the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville Pennsylvania and was touched by all of the things that visitors placed at a makeshift memorial. All were personal items such as signs, fire helmets, toys, pictures, police patches and children’s drawings attached to a fence. One thing that I found particularly interesting was the symbolism displayed on several homemade flags. It was a very moving experience.
I met with Rocky Roeger of USA Kilts and gave him my ideas for the tartan I wanted to design. He too had considered designing a police memorial tartan to pay homage to law enforcement officers who fell in the line of duty. We discussed what this tartan meant to us and decided to team up on the design. We spoke about the different colors to use and the symbolism that would be incorporated and Rocky designed the tartan that night. Less than a week later, we had approval from the Scottish Tartans Authority on the name and design.
Ten percent of all revenues of the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Tartan will be donated to COPS, Concerns of Police Survivors. They are a certified charity who provide resources to surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. They also help to educate the public about the need to support law enforcement and its survivors.
Thank you for your interest in our tartan. I hope this short letter helps to explain why it means so much to us.
Tim Welch Sr. badge #18
Newtown Township Police Department, retired
Delaware County, Pennsylvania USA
Is there a police tartan?
Yes. We are proud to offer the USA Kilts exclusive law enforcement tartan -- Law Enforcement Memorial.
What is the Thin Blue Line?
If you do the job, you know. The blue line goes by many names: ranger, sheriff, patrolman, constable, deputy, detective, marshal, officer, trooper, law enforcement agent, patrolman, patrolwoman, beat cop, sergeant... What is the same is the dedication to justice and the law -- the commitment to protecting our homes and communities,
Whether you work in law enforcement or love and support the men and women in blue, this unique tartan is for you. Law enforcement support goes beyond just wearing your colors with pride. That’s why a portion of the proceeds of every law enforcement kilt product we sell goes to the respected police charity, C.O.P.S. So you can take extra pride in your purchase.
Can I wear a police tartan kilt even if I am not an officer?
Yes. You can show your law enforcement pride or your law enforcement heritage anytime. We sell many of these kilts to friends and family members of police.
Is this an official police tartan?
There is no official nation-wide police tartan. Law Enforcement Memorial is a universal tartan designed to be a supportive cop's tartan for everyone. How official it is depends on your local municipality. For instance, the USAK law enforcement tartan is a very popular choice among police bagpipe bands, police emerald societies and honor guards coast to coast.