Earlier this morning, Sunday April 17, 2016, while the final preparations were being made in anticipation of the 120th running of the Boston Marathon, a new element was introduced in a ceremony near the finish line. This year, three thin blue lines will be painted on the final stretch of the race on Boylston Street. In the law enforcement community, the thin blue line is symbolic of the role police officers play by separating good from evil in society. With that in mind, there was no better person to help paint the very first of these new lines than our own Commissioner Evans. Later today, a professional crew will finish the job and tomorrow’s runners will see a clear path to the finish as they make that final left turn at Hereford Street. Best wishes to all of the runners – and good luck to all of the officers who will take their place along the route tomorrow, forming their own thin blue line across the Commonwealth to ensure the safety and security of the best road race in the world.