People are coming together on Tuesday to ‘Stand for the Blue’.
Alisha Hietala, the organizer of the stand for the blue event said sometimes it’s much more impactful have officers see the community’s support.
"Last two to three years it’s become a fear. When he leaves for work, I hold my breath until he comes home. I don’t leave my phone just in case of that text or phone call to make sure he’s okay.”
Hietala said even though Thomasville was blessed and didn’t have any police involved shootings in 2016, other communities in South Georgia did.
She said its affects officers nationwide.