Some Minnesota Cops Say They Hide Their Badges, Don’t Wear Uniforms In Stores

The president of the largest union representing Minnesota law enforcement stood in front of a roomful of more than 100 cops Tuesday and said she no longer wears her police uniform to the grocery store.

St. Cloud Police Lt. Lori Ellering harkened back to Sept. 12, 2001 — the day after the terrorist attacks on America — when police were respected, revered, showered with free food and thank you notes from school children.

“We were proud to wear our SCPD (coat) year-round, we were flying that blue line flag,” she said. 

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