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Small group rallies in support of the Lexington Police Department Sunday morning

Posted at 11:00 AM, Jun 21, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A small group rallied outside the Lexington Police Department's headquarters Sunday morning to show their love and support for LPD after weeks of peaceful protests.

"They've allowed people to protest, some of it very vulgar, directed at individual officers, and they've maintained the discipline that they're trained to do and maintain order and keep this town safe," retired LPD officer and chief, former Assistant Chief of Police, Drexel Neal, said. "I'm glad that we haven't had the issues that we've had in a lot of the other cities."

A majority of those in the crowd were either family of officers or retired officers.

"There's a whole lot of people in Lexington that love and support them and are glad that they are here, and we just wanted them to know that," retired police officer, Shannon Garner, said.

Participants held signs that said, "We support our officers", "Lex loves our chief", and "We back the blue and fight against racism. You can do both."