Rally shows support for Spokane Law Enforcement
SPOKANE, Wash. — In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, over 100 people gathered at the Spokane Public Safety Building to say thanks.
“You know right now law enforcement need to hear that from their community. With all the things that are going on, especially in the last few months,” said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich.
At tonight’s rally, he spoke of the loneliness and isolation many officers feel while on the job.
“It’s really important for them to know that the citizens are out there and back them,” said Knezovich.
Holding signs and candles, the group cheered as officers began and ended their shifts.
“Which shows that Spokane really does support its law enforcement and it’s awesome to give people an opportunity to say yes we do,” said organizer Katie Northway.
“We just want to make a public show that we do support law enforcement. We so appreciate what the guys and gals do on the road,” she said.
She said she knows the police aren’t perfect, but feels blessed to serve those who serve us all.
“We realize that there is good and bad in the world and honestly what we want to do here tonight is show that we appreciate that you’re willing to don a uniform, you’re willing to wear a badge and you’re willing to go out in the street everyday,” Northway said.
Organizers had anticipated The Center for Justice would show up to protest the rally, but no opposition was there.