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CINCINNATI, OH – In a time where pop culture says that law enforcement is the enemy, and they should be disarmed, defunded and dismantled, it is refreshing to share a story about a group of people who have officer’s backs.
While we are compiling a list of companies and brands that are supporting and endorsing the Defund movement, you will not find these two companies on that list.
A new campaign has been launched by Flying Cross and Vertx, and that campaign is providing more than $45,000 (450 gift cards worth $100 each) in gift cards to law enforcement professionals across the country, redeemable on the products available on their websites.
Those products include tactical uniforms, safety vests, standard uniforms and go-bags, just to name a few. The two brands are leaders in public safety apparel and gear.
Anthony Talbert, the brand manager for Flying Cross, said via press release:
“The law enforcement profession is mentally and physically draining, and often goes thankless. Which is why Flying Cross and Vertx are thrilled to partner together to offer a small token of appreciation, taking our gratitude directly to officers in the field.
Now more than ever, public safety professionals are working hard to serve our communities and we are honored to play our part to make sure they have what they need during these challenging times.
As an organization, we are committed to serving the public safety community and ensuring they are supported. This will always be a priority.”
The Law Enforcement Appreciation initiative began last Saturday, and will run through the end of the year.
Adorned with the hash tags #lawenforcement and #backtheblue, the launched the initiative via social media:
“We Appreciate You!! To show our unwavering support and express our gratitude for law enforcement professionals who sacrifice daily, #FlyingCross is teaming up with our sister brand @vertx_official to launch our Law Enforcement Appreciation initiative.
From now until the end of 2020, look for our Flying Cross and Vertx teams in the field presenting law enforcement officers with $100 gift card vouchers, redeemable on both our websites. You could be next!”
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The sister companies wanted to “express their unwavering support for the law enforcement community by recognize the efforts made by individual officers, one officer at a time”.
As a group that also backs the blue, unashamedly and apologetically, we wanted to help share this story.
We are asking that you spread the word on social media.
The companies can be found at:
As National Police Week begins, we want to recognize all LEOs who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In honor of these brave members of our community, all orders made on https://t.co/kH7E1P4alb this week will receive a free National Police Week commemorative shirt. pic.twitter.com/uMIkO6jCjs
— FLYING CROSS (@1842FlyingCross) May 11, 2020
The only polo that actively keeps you cool and provides SPF 30 protection while maintaining maximum comfort, functionality and a full range of motion! From April 2-6, receive 20% off all Vertx® coldblack® Polos using code VTXPOLO18 at checkout. https://t.co/xWvPPV7MDP pic.twitter.com/16Fy05u31V
— Vertx (@vertx) April 2, 2018
Per the press release, here is more info about these two amazing companies that love the law enforcement community.
Flying Cross is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, precision-crafted uniform apparel for the U.S. Military, Federal and Public Safety markets. Flying Cross is a brand of Fechheimer Brothers Company, which is a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Company.
Flying Cross offers the widest array of stock and custom uniform designs worldwide. Throughout its rich history, Flying Cross has been shaping the way uniforms are made by redefining innovation through function and the use of the most advanced fabric technologies.
Vertx is a premier tactical and outdoor brand for the modern-day Prepared Professional™. Vertx designs world-class apparel, bags and packs that are created by the best-in-class designers to combine a low visual profile with superior functionality. Since its inception in 2009, Vertx has earned trust among the nation’s top operators for exceptional performance, fit and durability.
Vertx is a brand of Fechheimer, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
We would like to take a moment to say thank you to both brands for their commitment to this nation’s officer, deputies, troopers and agents.
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