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March, Rally in Support of Police

Wives of Officers Have Had Enough Negativity



    Hundreds Rally in D.C. in Support of Police Officers

    News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to organizers of the Sea of Blue march. (Published Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015)

    Demonstrators marched in support of police officers in the nation's capital on Saturday.

    The three women who organized the event are all wives of local police officers and say they've had enough of negativity aimed at law enforcement.

    Organizer Bobbie Padgett told WTOP-FM that the march and rally was an opportunity to thank police for their service.

    Kelly Wince, whose husband works for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, told The Washington Times that officers' morale is low amid anti-police rhetoric in the wake of the high-profile deaths of unarmed black suspects by officers in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.

    Wince also said many officers have had to work extra shifts to cover the ensuing protests of those shootings.