Chattanooga legislators introduce 'Blue Lives Matter' bill

A "Blue Lives Matter" ad is shown on Brainerd Road.
photo Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga

photo FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, speaks during a House Finance Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. McCormick on Tuesday, April 19, vowed retribution for companies that spoke out against a transgender bathroom bill, suggesting that lawmakers should consider limiting tax incentives and grants to them. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)

NASHVILLE - State House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick and Sen. Todd Gardenhire joined with four fellow GOP lawmakers on Monday to announce they will push a three-bill package of "Blue Lives Matter" measures they say is aimed at boosting protections for Tennessee law enforcement.