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Two women bring community together to thank local law enforcement

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 20:22:13-04
A pro-law enforcement gathering took place in Downtown Tucson.
 
After the attacks on police in Dallas, two local women decided to organize this gathering.
 
Margo Susco and Adriana Moerkerken are trying to bring the community together in an effort to thank local law enforcement for their service.
 
"We support our local law enforcement, we appreciate what they do, and we just want everyone in the community to come out and join us. There's more of us good people out here. There's more good law enforcement out there than there is bad."
 
The event was not a protest.  
 
The directors are consciously calling it a gathering.
 
The reason?
 
"It's all about just coming together as a community. You just stand arm in arm. A show of appreciation. The people now more than ever need to come out together unified and speak, so today we're doing that.
 
Susco and Moerkerken are grateful for what the police do.
 
Their goal is for the community to join in showing law enforcement how much the community values them.
 
"Support has been absolutely overwhelming for this. And I think sometimes, it just takes one or two people to actually do something and make something happen, and I really think the community is gonna get behind this."
 
Some members of the community showed support by honking their horns.
 
Others held signs and thanked Susco and Moerkerken for organizing the event. 
 
One supporter had a military background.
 
He thinks this event will help bring attention to a bigger picture.
 
"A lot of people are trying to solve these problems on their own. and really, we just need to come together as a community and try and support each other. really try and get to the root of what's going on."
 
In both of their eyes, saying thank you to law enforcement shouldn't be a one time deal.
 
To them, it needs to happen every day.
 
"Every opportunity you have, to say thank you to someone in public safety. Please stop and just say thank you."