why do cops wear a black strip over their badge?

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  • CGIV76
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    It is showing respect for a fallen Officer.

    Source(s): Me, retired Police Officer
  • 4 years ago

    Fallen Officer Badge

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    6 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's customary for local, state and federal-uniformed employees who wear badges to place a black band around the badge when a fellow employee has been killed in the line of duty.

    Wearing a black band on part of ones attire or around an arm as a sign of mourning is often practiced by other people as well.

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  • shep
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Mourning Badge

  • 1 decade ago

    Law Enforcement Officers wear the black strip over thier badges as a sign of respect and morning for a fallen officer who has died or was killed in the line of duty.

    Sgt Retired

  • 1 decade ago

    It's the same thing as when regular people wear a black arm band at a funeral. It's a sign of mourning for a police officer killed in the line of duty.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's called a mourning band. It's worn to show respect for an officer that's died in the line of duty. Much like placing the flag at half staff.

  • 1 decade ago

    Respect for a police officer who has died.

    Just like the wearing of black armbands in mourning at funerals.

  • River
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    We do that when a fellow officer dies in the line of duty. The uniformed officers of locat/state/federal government are usually the ones who participate in this practice.

    Source(s): Deputy Sheriff
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