On July 8, after five law enforcement officers were killed by a sniper the day before in Dallas, Wisconsin-based Contract Transport Services shared a message on its Facebook page.
“On such a somber day for our nation, CTS is proud to put in service today our Police Wrapped truck," said CTS President Curt Reitz in his post. "Too often the men and women that work tirelessly day in and day out to protect us are not recognized for their efforts.
"We roll out our Police truck today, which will join our Fire wrapped truck already in service. At CTS we thank those who keep our families safe. Our prayers go out to the victims of the Dallas shooting tragedy. We honor the blue and your sacrifices."
Following Sunday’s Baton Route shooting that killed three police, a local TV station ran a story on the truck. Ashley Barnes with NBC26 in Green Bay, Wis., reported that the truck was something that was in the works before the Dallas and Baton Rouge tragedies.
Reitz told the WGBA TV station, “Very often often there’s nothing out there that recognizes the job they’re doing day in and day out. … all we ever hear is when the bad happens.”
It's not the trucking company's first truck honoring those who serve. Earlier this year, CTS unveiled five cabs wrapped to honor different branches of the military, and it recently put one devoted to firefighters into service as well. For all its wrapped trucks, the fleet donates to a charity for every mile that truck is driven.