Courtesy of Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Patriotic Staten Island artist Scott LoBaido has dedicated his latest work in Dallas, a mural honoring the five police officers killed in an ambush in the Texas city last month.
LoBaido created the mural called “The Thin Blue Line” on a wall of a Dallas building near the spot where the officers were gunned down.
He has a similar mural on the wall of a New Dorp building that he completed before heading to Dallas.
The mural depicts a black and white American flag, with a thin blue stripe underneath the stars. On top of the mural, there are five empty blue chairs that represent the fallen officers.
“(The) design on stripes represents the fabric of the DPD family.
Just their names on plaques with no rank, to show they are human beings just like the rest of us,” LoBaido explained on his Facebook page.
The mural dedication, which took place Sunday in Dallas, featured a candlelight vigil, concluding with the release of five blue balloons to honor the fallen officers.
LoBaido Tweeted that he intends to paint a second mural in Baton Rouge, La., to honor the three police officers there who were killed in an ambush.