Community to give back to local law enforcement

Published: Jul. 19, 2016 at 1:57 PM EDT
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A Maryville woman is organizing a day for the community to give back to local law enforcement.

She is calling for August 1 to be a day for everyone to treat officers with kindness, treats, prayers or just a good deed to let them know they are supported. The movement is being called #WeBackBlue.

Ashley Shepherd wrote on her website that she is gathering friends and families to deliver cards, bottled water, pre-packaged snacks and hugs to local police officers. She wrote women in more than 300 cities are organizing events for the day.

You can learn more about the inspiration for the day on


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