Hundreds of Wiregrass residents gather for ‘Back the Blue’ event

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WDHN) — Many Wiregrass residents and even Republican second congressional district candidate Barry Moore spent their Saturday morning supporting law enforcement and first responders.

Jeep Tribe USA, Palate Pleasers, and Area 51 Customs came together to hold the ‘Back the Blue’ event. ‘Back the blue’ supporters paid $10 to register their bike or jeep draped with ‘Thin Blue Line’ flags before hitting the roadways to various police departments around the Wiregrass.

We had an event for back the blue, Dothan police have a foundation that we raise money and donate to we started doing that last year. We started at Ashford Depot it was bikes jeep trucks cars whoever wanted to join us. We went from there to Headland Police Department, then we went to Enterprise’s Police Department, on to Slocomb and back to area 51 so we can have raffle prizes, we had a food truck and live music,” RJ Armstrong said.

According to organizer RJ Armstrong, well over 100 vehicles gassed up to participate in the procession. She says the event is important served as a blanket during a time of turmoil nationwide regarding law enforcement.

“During the times that we’re in and the police officers kinda feel like they are left out and being ridiculed a lot. We’re here to support them just want to let them know that we’re here for them,” Armstrong said

Although they couldn’t make it to every police department, she says it was a good effort to say thanks and make their day.

“The officers were very very thankful for it and I think it makes them feel better that they have a support system here in the Wiregrass,” She said.

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