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Adams County demonstrators hold gathering to show support for police

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DECATUR, Ind. (WPTA21) - Some members of the Adams County community gathered outside the Decatur Police Department Wednesday afternoon to show their support for officers.

Organizers decided on a 2:30 p.m. start time because that's when the afternoon shift change occurs.

Demonstrators brought signs, sang, prayed, cheered on officers and gave police roses.

"We've seen so many negative things lately in the news that we thought, you know we need to support our officers," Organizer Rene Borchers said.

"We just wanted to do something positive to show our support."

Meanwhile, the nation has had weeks of protests where demonstrators have urged local governments to defund police departments and take a closer look at excessive force policies.

Earlier this month, protesters in Decatur gathered outside the Adams County courthouse to demand justice for George Floyd.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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