“Back The Blue” Rally Saturday, Sept. 26th at Lawrence County Courthouse

(BEDFORD) – A “Back The Blue” Rally will be held on Saturday, September 26th at the Lawrence County Courthouse.

This event will give the community an opportunity to show support for the county’s law enforcement officers.

Flags wave in front of the Lawrence County Security Center

The event will kick-off at 5 p.m. on the west side of the square.

Lawrence County Peace Officers Memorial at the Lawrence County Courthouse

The Master of Ceremonies will be Tim Morrow.

Here is a iterany of events:

  • National Anthem – Dawn Keller – Lead Vocalists for Daisy & Dirt
  • Pledge of Allegiance – Tim Morrow
  • Prayer – Millard Jones – Shawswick Township Trustee, Pastor East Oolitic Community Church
  • Fallen Officer Tribute – TAPS – performed by Jimmy Kirkman Memorial wreath on loan from Brad Bough, Wreath Placement during ceremony
  • Law enforcement officers in attendance from Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Bedford Police Department, Oolitic Police Department, Mitchell Police Department
  • Speakers will include:
    • Bedford Mayor Sam Craig
    • Bedford Police Department – Terry Moore
    • Bedford Fire Chief – John Hughes
    • Tamara Watson – Firearms instructor – Retired Indiana State Police Officer
    • Sons of Thunder – Trent Jones, Greg Stube – U.S. Army Veteran
    • Robert Hall

Also in attendance will be Great Patriot Rocky Rice of Heltonville, Indiana and Redneck News of Stinesville, Indiana.

Event security will be provided by the Scallywags Motorcycle Club.

Attendees are asked to bring supportive rally gear, “Back The Blue”, “Thin Blue Line”, Patriotic signs, banners, flags, shirts, hats, and anything else to show support.

As of last week, 43 police officers died in the line of duty in 2020, which is up 43 percent from 2019.

This event will make the third local event to honor local law enforcement officers over the last several weeks.