After the shootings in Dallas yesterday, 2016 the small businesses in Terrell gathered together to show their support for Terrell Police Department. The idea came from Dan Sowers with Creative Picture Framing who created a blue frame with the Thin Blue Line and several of the businesses both in town and outside the city signed it. The new business Kustomize It on W. Moore donated a poster that Creative Picture Framing framed and Poor Me Sweets made blue and black ribbons for all patrol cars and civilians who wanted one. Even businesses from Canton, IAmEricasFlags donated two flags for the Police Department. All was presented to Chief Lay and Assistant City Manager Mike Sims on earlier today as a show of appreciation and support for everything the Police Department does for the community. In honor of the Law Enforcement, Books & Crannies put out 6 blue flags over the weekend.
Chief Lay announced that both items would be temporarily mounted on a wall in the current facility, only to be permanent mounted in the public lobby of the new Terrell Police Headquarters building, located at 1100 N. S.H. 34 in Terrell, which is slated to be occupied by police in November of this year.
In the above picture from left:
Matthew Rich (I AmErica’s Flags), Erica Rumbo holding her son Charlie (I AmErica’s Flags), Ben Brown (Creative Picture Framing), Dan Sowers (Creative Picture Framing), Chief of Police Jody Lay, Marie Davidson (Poor Me Sweets), Assistant City Manager Mike Sims, Erin Green (Heart of Avon) and Cilla Wichmann (Harlequin Solutions)