Protecting the Blue

Dustin "Dusty" Voris

Board Member

Carl "Buddy" Smith

Secretary Treasurer

Buddy@ProtectingtheBlue.com

About Protecting the Blue

Britney Garris

Vice President


Steve Burnes

Board Member

Susan Smith

Photographer & President

Susan@ProtectingtheBlue.com

Protecting the Blue Executive Board

Protecting the Blue is a photography project that honors law enforcement officers and their good luck charms.  Every officer also receives a custom Protecting the Blue challenge coin to carry with them.  Protecting the Blue became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2018 to further this project to show support for law enforcement across the United States and the world. We strive let officers know that there are people in this country that still respect their efforts and still “have their backs”.


In addition to photographing officers on patrol Protecting the Blue has traveled the country attending law enforcement seminars, National Night Out, and area festivals to further our message.   We have designed a challenge coin/good luck charm that are given to law enforcement officers with a message to “Be Careful Out There”. To date, approximately 1700 police officers have been photographed and hundreds of coins have been mailed to officers around the world. The coins are not for sale and only law enforcement officers are given one.