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Posted on: October 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] PRESS RELEASE: Brookings Residents to Back the Blue

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On Saturday, October 17th at 9:30 a.m. Brookings area residents will show their gratitude and support for area law enforcement by participating in the Back the Blue Rally/Parade. 

The event, hosted and organized by the Brookings Police Department Foundation, aims to give encouragement and uplift the brave officers who demonstrate justice and compassion each day while upholding the law, protecting, honoring, and serving the community. Police officers provide invaluable services to Brookings. The extent of their bravery and sacrifice can go unseen as they address actions of individuals who are faced with difficult challenges like addiction, abuse, mental illness, and more -- all while offering critical services during times of tragedy, crisis, and even under perilous circumstances where their own wellbeing may be at risk. The work that they do provides safety and security to the community and enhances the overall quality of life of Brookings residents. “We are fortunate to live in a community with a dedicated and professional police department, that are always prepared to keep Brookings safe,” says Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett. 

Local officers take an oath to support the constitution and laws when they join the department and they are also held to a high standard by the community and to themselves. The City of Brookings has a strong set of values that are embodied by the City’s local law enforcement. “As an organization we support and appreciate all employees that live our vision, mission and core values, especially our local Law Enforcement,” says Brookings City Manager Paul Briseno. “They provide exceptional services and make our community a safer place, for everyone. I am thankful for our officer’s commitment to each other and Brookings.”  

This upcoming Saturday, community members are encouraged to join together to celebrate our Brookings area law enforcement. Residents can participate in the event by lining up (vehicles) at the Brookings East Fire Station by 9:00 a.m. the day of the event or lining 6th Street to watch the event, hanging flags, or by creating signs. The procession will start at the fire station and travel west down 6th Street to 3rd Street, and conclude at the Brookings Police Department where Brookings Mayor Keith Corbett will read a proclamation. The City of Brookings would like to remind attendees that the event is a City permitted event, and those who line the Street will be required to adhere to the mask mandate per City Ordinance 20-010.

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