Local group gives back to law enforcement

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – The ambush of the Dallas police officers prompted a local man to create a Facebook group to support law enforcement in the Chattahoochee Valley.

“Police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect us from the boogeyman. We need to give credit where credit is due and currently with the state of affairs that’s not being done,” said Holland.

Micah Holland, took to the internet when he saw the tension between the community and police officers.

He said, “I created a Facebook group and promoted it on a couple places online and it’s literally taken on a life of its own.”

After 24 hours the group, Chattahoochee Valley backing the blue, had 5,000 members, now it has over 7,000.

“I figured we would just be a loose knit group of people wanting to do something nice for the community, but now it’s going to become a non-profit organization, “said Holland.

Misty Sypes Hall, a member of the group took on the responsibility of creating decals for officers.

Hall said, “Everybody has got their idea of how to show their devotion to something or how they feel about something. Everybody has t-shirts and I don’t know how to make t-shirts, but I make signs for a living.”

The group plans to create over 1,000 car decals showing support for local law enforcement. On Saturday, the group plans to hand out water and snacks for the on- duty police officers who are working the black lives matter protest.

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