While many people celebrated a festive holiday season, the immediate and extended families of two Bristol, Connecticut police officers that were gunned down in the line of duty on October 12, 2022, were still mourning the loss of their loved ones. At the time of the tragedy, family-owned Baribault Jewelers custom-created a blue-cord bracelet as part of it’s the Power to B collection to benefit THE BRISTOL POLICE HEROES FUND. Since 100% of the proceeds were donated directly to the fund, the “Thin Blue Line” bracelets sold out within hours. Now, just in time to commemorate National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th, the Glastonbury jeweler is proud to unveil 50 more limited-edition bracelets for the ongoing support of the local charity.
“As the wife of a police officer, I want to ensure that Sgt. Dustin Demonte and Officer Alex Hamzy’s ultimate sacrifice are never forgotten,” said Christina Baribault Ortiz, co-owner of Baribault Jewelers. “We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the first round of bracelets and know that the Connecticut community will come through again.”
Thus far, Baribault Jewelers has raised $10,000 for The Bristol Police Heroes Fund, and a check was presented to Bristol Police Lieutenant Robert Osborne on November 4, 2022.
Baribault Ortiz and her sister Raeann Baribault Schwartz created The Power to B jewelry collection four years ago to encourage everyone to B Strong, B Fierce, B Badass, B Limitless or B Fearless by linking these cursive phrases with a colorful cord.
The commemorative “Thin Blue Line” design features a power word in silver on a blue cord in order to give strength to the wearer while showing support for the men and women in blue. The bracelet will be available for purchase for $78 at Baribault Jewelers store located at 81 Rankin Road in Glastonbury and on the Baribault Jewelers’ website: https://baribaultjewelers.com/product/blue-power-word-cord-bracelet/.
“My family is honored that our special charity bracelet was able to help raise funds for such a meaningful cause,” adds Baribault Schwartz. “We can’t take the pain away, but we hope to make just a small difference by comforting the families now and in the year ahead.”
About Baribault Jewelers
Since 1948, Baribault Jewelers has been guided by its core values of authenticity, integrity, service, gratitude, courage, trust and respect in providing sterling service to its local, statewide and national clientele. While styles come and go, the mission of the family business has always been to help its valued customers create beautiful memories with the people they love. Visit www.baribaultjewelers.com.
PHOTO: Baribault Jewelers’ popular “Thin Blue Line” charity bracelet is back in stock at the Glastonbury store and online to benefit the Bristol Police Officers Fund. From left: Cathy Baribault and Raeann Baribault Schwartz, co-owners of Baribault Jewelers, present a $10,000 check to Bristol Police Lieutenant Robert Osborne on November 4, 2022. The family jeweler has custom-created another 50, limited-edition, blue and silver bracelets in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on January 9th.
Photos Courtesy of: Baribault Jewelers