MOORHEAD — A crowd of about 60 people turned out on Thursday night, July 23, for a "Back the Blue" march for police.
The walk started at the Moorhead Center Mall and continued to the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Red River with the group lining the busy crossing between Fargo and Moorhead.
In a message from organizer Stacy Pritchard, a secretary in the Dilworth Police Department, she said, "Our officers come under attack daily from the vocal minority."
She said it was "time for the silent majority to show them our love and support."
Pritchard said they wanted to "show our F-M law enforcement we appreciate all they do" and to "pray for our brave men and women in law enforcement."
A pastor led the group in an opening prayer.
She encouraged marchers to wear something blue or patriotic and carry blue or American flags and handed out bandannas, wristbands, flags and prayer cards. She also had about a dozen "Back the Blue" signs.