ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Community members came together for a rally outside of the Albany Police Department headquarters to show their support for officers.
More than a dozen people showed up to support police Friday in conjunction with the funeral of a police officer who was killed in Illinois.
Tirzah Millerd said she put a post on Facebook Thursday night about the rally, saying she would be out supporting police officers.
Dozens more people showed their support online, praising Millerd for her actions.
"I see people are, for whatever reason, turning against the police," said Millerd. "And I just think that we need to show more respect for those who are willing to put themselves in harms way."
She said there has been a lot of negative talk and comments about police lately, and more people should support police officers.