Friends of Back the Blue group host tailgate for Joplin Police Department

The proceeds raised will go to helping keep the Back the Blue billboards up in the Joplin area.
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JOPLIN, Mo. – The Trump Shop in Joplin and the Friends of Back the Blue group gathered outside the Joplin Police Department today (Sunday) to put on a tailgate in support of the Joplin police officers.

Free food was given to Joplin Police and Fire Departments, while tents were also set up selling Back the Blue merchandise.

The event was a way to show support but also fund raise by selling food and apparel to those in attendance.

The proceeds raised will go to helping keep the Back the Blue billboards up in the Joplin area.

“With all the turmoil going on right now involving police officers we just want Joplin police officers to know they have support from the community and we appreciate all they do” said Joplin resident, Lilly Dunning.

Organizers were also collecting donations to help fund future back the blue events.