Who Are Those That Serve The Thin Line?


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WAXHAW, NC – The Tri-W News is honored to have the opportunity to highlight the actions of the Police and Fire Departments that serve the Waxhaw, Weddington, and Wesley Chapel communities. Over the next fifty-two weeks, we will spotlight members of the Waxhaw Police Department, the Waxhaw Fire Department, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wesley Chapel Fire Department. We hope to continue building relationships that make the Tri-W area a great place to live and work while recognizing members of these departments that protect and serve the community daily. 



The police department adopted the thin blue line in the 1920s. Similarly, The fire department adapted the thin red line to show solidarity with the police. This column will allow the community to know those who serve in the police and fire departments and go “Behind the Lines” to share more about what brought these men and women to their current position. 

Over the next year, we will share ways to become involved, highlight resources available, and provide tips to keep you and your family safe while spotlighting those here to help in your time of need. These are the people who make a difference in the community in which we live and work.  Let’s support them!  

I would be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity to thank the local businesses that have made it possible to spotlight these men and women over the next year. Thanks go to Chris Lovick, owner of FATMan Plumbing Pro, for coming up with the idea to spotlight our first responders.  Thank you to Dan DiPrima of 24/7 AquaDry, Mary McCloskey of Allen Tate Realty, the Waxhaw TapHouse, and Jennifer Mosblech of Moss & Black Salon. Your generosity allows the community to link businesses, communities, and services to unite as one.

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