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Volunteers feed hundreds of officers amid police killing investigation

A sign welcoming law enforcement and first responders to enjoy free coffee at Cafe Campesino. (Source: WALB) A sign welcoming law enforcement and first responders to enjoy free coffee at Cafe Campesino. (Source: WALB)
Resident Tracy Hall went to Facebook to tell the story of her community. (Source: Facebook/Tracy Hall) Resident Tracy Hall went to Facebook to tell the story of her community. (Source: Facebook/Tracy Hall)
Downtown Americus (Source: WALB) Downtown Americus (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

In the midst of tragedy in Americus, dozens of people have been working together to provide for law enforcement officers in unexpected ways.

Something as simple as a cup of coffee - or in this case dozens and dozens of cups, have been delivered by community businesses and individuals of Americus and Sumter County.

As Americus resident Tracy Hall wrote on Facebook, many were "fired up" about helping out where they could in the middle of a bad situation.

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Several local businesses decided to step up and help during this time of need.

Their idea began as one to get leftovers and what was available from local businesses and eateries. But the result was far more beautiful.

Not only did they say no to scraps, they got in there and knocked out multiple fresh meals. They knocked out 600 or better meals and snacks and desserts and drinks for our LEO.....in about an hour. I got to deliver them with David Winheim, and those 300 guests were amazed by our little city. And Chief Mark and Sheriff Pete got our love and we got to let them know we are on our knees and cheering for them at the same time.

Downtown coffee shop and roaster Cafe Campesino provided gallons and gallons of coffee and supplies for officers, while dozens of others helped serve hundreds of meals to officers, first responders, and volunteers.

According to their manager Nema Etheridge, the decision to help where they could make a small difference was a no-brainer.

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Meanwhile, a hearty team of locals continued to help, and as Tracy says, "beat evil to the ground."

I was in tears. I now know exactly what it's like to be in the crowd when there was nothing to eat but little fish and hard loaves. It was amazing, and I might list this Americus experience as one of the most miraculous.....and I've seen many a miracle here. Thank you my little corner of the world.....we have to be God's favorite people.

Special thank you and joy to: Harveys, 1800, Roman Oven, The Station, Little Caesar's, Perry's Gas and Go, La Hacienda and Perry's Chicken......and an awesome group of citizens. You make us, us. 

This is how you look evil in the eye and beat it to the ground. Rock on my little home, rock on.

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