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Back the blue spreads to first responders

The new signs are being sold for $16. (Source: WALB) The new signs are being sold for $16. (Source: WALB)
Tom Gieryic started selling the signs last week at Gieryic's Automotive Repair. (Source: WALB) Tom Gieryic started selling the signs last week at Gieryic's Automotive Repair. (Source: WALB)
The signs can be ordered through Gieryic or picked up at the location in Albany. (Source: WALB) The signs can be ordered through Gieryic or picked up at the location in Albany. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany man who started the Back the Blue campaign kicked off a new effort to support first responders. 

He wants to let not just police but fire and EMS workers know that the community supports them. 

Tom Gieryic started selling the signs last week at Gieryic's Automotive Repair.

It is a national campaign. 

In some major cities there have been problems with shots being fired at first responders.

He wants all first responders here to know they have community support.

"My thing is I challenge people to show their support. I've had some folks tell me we shouldn't need to tell them they ought to know that. No, times are different now. You need to do something. You need to put something up, do your own sign. You need to put a blue ribbon on your mailbox," said Gieryic. 

The signs are being sold for $16. 

Gieryic is working to see if some of the profits can be donated to buy bullet proof vests for ambulances and fire tucks.

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