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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is often referred to as the most dangerous call a policeman will respond to and it's on the rise nationwide.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in Crestview, Florida a candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the crime.

Volunteers held signs with the names of those killed.

The candlelight vigil took place on the steps of the Okaloosa County Courthouse.

When called to a domestic violence, Crestview Police Chief Travis Gillihan says emotions are at their highest and feels education may be the best way to combat this epidemic.

Due to budget shortfall, the safe house in Walton County closed. Now there is just one home being operated in Okaloosa County.

Over recent weeks, various informational seminars in regard to domestic violence have been held. If you have or know of someone that needs help, you can call the Domestic Violence toll-free hotline at 1-800-44-ABUSE.


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