Backing the Blue

                                                                                    Photo by Shari Harris
The parade left Deerlick Park with SUV’s, motorcycles, trucks and cars 
adorned with flags and banners.
By Shari Harris

At least 48 vehicles lined up at Deerlick Park Saturday, forming a parade that would travel through Houston and Cabool to Mtn. Grove before returning to Licking. The banners and blue line flags demonstrated the purpose for the event – to support law enforcement.
“With all the negativity against law enforcement, I just felt we needed to show our support,” said organizer Laura Hughes. Hughes’ husband is Cabool Police Dept. Sgt. Tony Hughes.
Laura Hughes created a Facebook event initially, and reports she wasn’t sure how it would be received. She was very pleased when 225 people responded they were interested or attending.
Along the route, well-wishers showed their support, flying flags and waving to “Back the Blue.” More vehicles joined in Houston and Cabool, and some were unable to travel the entire route; an estimated number of 60 participated in the parade at some point.



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