Rodney Ivester, of Corinth, Texas, is the kind of guy you’d like as a neighbor. He maintains a tidy lawn, doesn’t make much of a racket and he flies an American flag. About three weeks ago, Rodney decided to post another flag alongside Old Glory – to honor law enforcement. It’s a black & white version of the U.S. flag adorned with a blue stripe.
He told me that posting the flag was a small way that he could honor the memory of the five police officers gunned down in Dallas in July. “I love my country and I wanted to show my support for law enforcement and military personnel,” he told me. “I put the flag up so that I can honor the fallen officers and support those that are in the heat of the battle.”
Rodney’s neighbor is a police officer and he was genuinely touched by the simple gesture – a message of solidarity. But the other day, he received a terse note from the Oakmont Country Club Estates’ property owner’s association. It turns out that someone had complained about the pro-police flag and it had to come down. They accused him of violating a covenant.
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