Youngsville man: Turn out Saturday to support law enforcement officers
Posted January 1, 2015
Wake Forest, N.C. — After watching the news coverage of the New York City police officers shot in their cars last month and reading about Durham concerns that officers are being targeted, Steven Preddy wanted to come up with a way to support those who serve and protect.
He used a Wake Forest community Facebook group to invite others to join him on Jan. 3 at the Wake Forest Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff's office.
Preddy is asking that those who can afford it bring a token of support for the officers. "Something small like a coupon to Starbucks or something," he said.
"Even if you don't bring anything, come shake their hand to let them know that they are not alone."
The gathering at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will be held 11:30 Saturday morning. A crowd is expected in front of the Wake Forest police department at 6:30 Saturday night.
Preddy said he's cleared the rallies with the head of each department, and they were overwhelmed with gratitude.