Locals support the blue

Food, cash delivered to Yukon police thanks to organized efforts by citizens

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Supporting their local police from left to right, Kennedy Owens, Annabella Spengler, 7, Aliyah Spengler, 2, wearing black Trump T-shirts, Cora Langer, 8, and Raven Langer, 7, holding flags, and Addyson Owens, 12, sitting on the side of the pickup bed, get ready to take a ride to the station in Yukon to deliver food Monday, June 22. (Photo by Robert Medley)

By Robert Medley
Managing Editor

Local support for those in blue arrived at the Yukon Police Department Monday with food and cash donations.

Sandy Gore and Rachel Spengler, both of Yukon, organized the efforts.

“We put this together just to show our appreciation to the Yukon Police Department to let them know they are loved and supported by the community,” Gore said.

Yukon Police Chief John Corn stands outside the police station Monday, June 22 to greet area residents who dropped off food and donations in support of the recent law enforcement efforts. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

About 30 people gathered around a pickup with American flags waving on it and then walked alongside the pickup from State Highway 66 down Yukon Parkway. Children sat in the back of the pickup, and food was delivered to the front entrance of the police station.

There was food from restaurants in Yukon and donations of cash given to police Monday.

Recent protests over the death of George Floyd and current events have added extra stress to police, Gore said.

“Just because of what’s going on today. With all the negative attention they are getting, we just want to boost their morale,” Gore said.

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The group also plans to visit the Mustang Police Department with more donations, she said.
Yukon Police Chief John Corn appreciated the group. He welcomed the delivery as the crowd pulled up with a police vehicle escort on Yukon Parkway.

“I think it’s awesome. These folks have done this on their own because they appreciate the job their local law enforcement is doing, and just to have them come out and show that support is just amazing,” Corn said.