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Citizens turn out to support police

Nearly 200 Sweet Home residents lined Main Street in front of the Sweet Home Police Department Wednesday evening, June 24, in a rally to support police officers.

The "Back the Blue" event, organized by retired SHPD Community Services Officer Gina Riley, was one of many similar demonstrations held across the nation in support of law enforcement.

"Actually, it came off just like we'd hoped," Riley said. "I was happy to see the different groups of people. There was a lot of diversity, a lot of off-duty police and their families came."

Participants held signs supporting law enforcement: "Honk...

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