This year in early June, after receiving numerous requests from community members at that time, Bellingham Police Department Chief David Doll removed the Thin Blue Line flag emblem/symbol that was displayed on the BPD sign that is placed outside, in front of the department’s building.
Bellingham, Washington, known for its unofficial nickname, “The City of Subdued Excitement,” is also known for its fairly subdued winter weather — not too cold, not much snow, but with a pretty steady stream of rain. Sunday, February 3, 2019, brought unusually frigid temperatures to Bellingham and its surrounding county. Those below freezing temperatures were accompanied by several inches of snow that fell on that Super Bowl Sunday, along with power outages which impacted thousands of Whatcom County residents. Local schools were closed the following day due to the snow.