DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - It was a sea of blue at the Dothan Civic Center Wednesday
Balloons... uniforms... and badges all around at the 3rd annual 'Back the Blue" event.
Sponsor, Hometown Lenders It's a great pleasure to have it here in Dothan b/c Dothan is the center. And this is for all Wiregrass law enforcement."
More than 150 officers and their families came out from all around the area. Local restaurant vendors kept the guests fed and local businesses made sure to show their support for those in blue.
Tim Watson, Hometown Lenders - Dothan
"When we started this event we wanted our officers in the Wiregrass to know when they leave their family at night.. they are not alone, the Wiregrass is behind them if they need us."
Dale County Chief Deputy Mason Bynum who attended the event, was comforted by the overwhelming community support.
"It's real comforting to know the community has our back.. it makes it easier for us to do our jobs and know that we have some support from the community.."