Answering the Call to Serve and Protect —Iconic Images of the Thin Blue Line

January 12, 2022

Dedicated by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, November 3, 2021

Jay Rusovich, Artist

With the tenth anniversary celebration of the HCSO Foundation came the inception of an exhibition that would honor the law enforcement professionals of the HCSO.

Answering The Call to Serve and Protect — Iconic Images of The Thin Blue Line is a commemorative photographic collection created by artist Jay Rusovich to honor the Harris County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement professionals and is among be the very first exhibition of works of its kind.

Each of the law enforcement professionals included within the collection has personally committed to maintaining the core values of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and serves as guardians of the peace in protection of our community.

The foundation recognizes the importance of our “collectively shared responsibility” for the continued stewardship of a “relationship of trust” between “both” our community stakeholders and our law enforcement professionals in the preservation of the rule of law, justice, and order.

The collection of portraits was first publicly unveiled and dedicated at on November 3, 2021, at the Ballroom at Bayou Place during an event announcing the 2021 Harris County Sheriff’s Office Foundation’s HCSO Deputy of the Year award recipient Deputy Investigator Jack Ferrell, HCSO Homicide Unit.

Please check back soon for announcements of additional opportunities to view this exhibition. For more information, please contact Katrina Arnim, Executive Director, HCSO Foundation at