Despite a windchill of 15 degrees, a large crowd turned out to walk in today’s Choose Respect Rally, Trooper Captain Andy Greenstreet and his men walked with the crowd….
Capt. Greenstreet: “Well, we just wanted to come out and support the community and show everyone that law enforcement, along with a lot of other members of our community choose respect. And I think this is a very good program, and it gets the information out to the public that domestic assaults and sexual assaults just aren’t going to be tolerated.”
You can hear the Ranger in the background, which carried Mayor Moose, a stuffed toy who stood in for Mayor Porter. The Mayor herself joined us later at the Visitor’s Center…
Porter: “I’ve never missed an event and I didn’t want to miss today’s event, and yet today I had a medical treatment that was going to not make it convenient, and unable to cancel that, I thought: “Well I gotta’ go to Plan 2.” And so my Plan 2 was to have the moose, which I had in the Fourth of July parade, but I was in that one as well.”
More than 140 communities across the state held official Choose Respect events.