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Trapt Speaks Against Anti-Cop Narrative, Says They’ll Give Cops Free Concert Admission For Life

Los Angeles, CA – Trapt lead singer Chris Taylor Brown announced on Monday that the band is giving U.S. law enforcement officers free tickets to their shows for life.

“I hereby declare any United States Police Officer will never have to pay for a TRAPT show again,” the band tweeted on Monday afternoon. “Any show you want to go to is free!”

Trapt extended the generous offer as a show of support for those who protect and serve.

“I have seen way too much hate come your way!” the post read. “Know that the VAST majority of Americans respect that you put your life on the line for our peace!”

Brown said the band’s decision to do something special for America’s law enforcement officers was spurred on by “some of the disgusting comments” they received after sharing a post about Megan O’Grady, a Florida teen who sews teddy bears for the children of fallen officers using the officers’ uniforms.

“Anyone who is making death threats against this girl for making teddy bears out of the uniforms of police officers killed in the line of duty to give to the sons and daughters of those slain police officers needs to be CHECKED!” Brown said of the vile attacks against O’Grady, the daughter of a Florida police sergeant.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Brown noted that some Facebook users had even told O’Grady that they hoped that her father “is the next Officer you make a bear for.”

He denounced Black Lives Matter, and declared that the group and its supporters are spreading lies that “result in death threats against the truly innocent.”

O’Grady and her family have been invited to come see the rock band in concert for free anytime they want – a gift Brown said was the least they could do to show their support for her.

Brown said the band is outraged over “the horrible treatment of cops in general over the past few weeks.”

“At least 3 cops/federal officers were murdered and another cop shot in the head, paralyzing him from the neck down for life during the Floyd riots!” the Trapt frontman wrote. “What kind of person do you have to be to wish DEATH upon police officers just trying to do their jobs! These people have families just like you do! This BS needs to end now!”

The band currently has shows scheduled throughout the country well into November.

“Just show your badge and you’re in,” Brown said of the free concert offer. “Thank you all for what you do, even in the face of SO MUCH HATE!!”

O’Grady was just 14 years old when she launched Blue Line Bears in the wake of the 2016 ambush attack in Dallas that left five officers dead.

As the daughter of a Florida police sergeant, the murders “hit close to home for me,” O’Grady told Fox and Friends in 2017.

“Children of officers killed in the line of duty are oftentimes young, perhaps too young to remember the parent who died,” the Blue Line Bears website said. “For those children, a bear from Blue Line Bears will provide a tangible reminder that their loved one will always be with them.”

O’Grady began making the keepsake bears with the help of her grandmother, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

“It’s like a physical way to hold a parent again,” O’Grady told Fox and Friends.

O’Grady builds the bears using a uniform shirt sent by the fallen hero’s family. She then stitches the officer’s department patch, a personalized badge, and stripes indicating the officer’s rank onto each bear. Buttons from the shirt become the keepsake’s eyes and nose.

Each bear takes approximately four days to create. Thus far, the teen has delivered a whopping 730 hand-sewn bears to over 200 law enforcement families around the world, WINK reported.

O’Grady told the news outlet that her family recently decided to remove the Blue Line Bears logo wraps from their personal vehicles for their own safety.

“We got a bunch of really good comments and then they started being really, really negative,” O’Grady told WINK. “They were like ‘I hope that your dad got shot in the face,’ ‘I hope that he’s the next officer you have to make a bear for,’ ‘I hope your whole family gets killed’ — it was really bad.”

“It feels like everything that I stand for is under attack right now and so it’s heartbreaking seeing it happen,” the recent high school graduate added.

Despite the vile threats she and her family have suffered, she said she has found solace in the positive and generous support of those who continue to back her organization and the nation’s law enforcement officers.

“Your support has not only strengthened my faith in big-hearted genuine people but has also given me a renewed sense of purpose within our organization,” O’Grady wrote in a Facebook post on June 12. “You continue to remind me why we do what we do and I cannot begin to tell you what you mean to me (and my family.) From the bottom of my heart….thank you Blue Line warriors.”

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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