Selma neighborhood honors fallen officer

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SELMA, Ala. (WSFA) – One week in the past Tuesday morning, we woke as much as a horrifying scenario in Selma.

A police officer had been shot and killed within the line of the obligation, the primary in latest reminiscence. Some neighborhood youngsters stepped up the plate Tuesday and did one thing particular.

Ground zero is the Lansdowne neighborhood in Selma. A neighborhood task. One headed by former Selma City Councilwoman Susan Youngblood..

“And I thought wouldn’t it be nice for the neighborhood to have ribbons,” Youngblood mentioned.

“I think we’re going to put out about 120, 130 today,” mentioned Meredith Johnson.

Neighborhood youngsters volunteered their time to tie greater than 100 blue ribbons to mailboxes.(Source: WSFA 12 News)

The aim? Tie a blue ribbon to each mailbox – ribbons to recollect fallen officer Marquis Moorer and all the Selma Police Department. This comes one week to the very day when Moorer was shot and killed. City leaders have been extra succinct saying he was “ambushed.”

“I was actually really shocked,” mentioned 15-year-old Kate Patterson.

It was that shock that propelled Kate to surrender a part of her day to do that, that’s tie one on for Moorer.

“But when I heard that this was going on I was glad that I could be a part something to help honor him and his legacy,” mentioned Kate.

At simply 15 years previous Kate says that is essentially the most significant mission she’s ever labored on. She created a reminiscence. One she’ll always remember.

“It makes me feel like I’m doing something to be a part of it,” Kate mentioned.

Youngblood and Johnson hope what’s being accomplished in Lansdowne will likely be repeated in different Selma neighborhoods and companies.

“We would like the police to go everywhere in Selma and say ‘they really do support us,’” she mentioned.

Blue ribbons for the women and men in blue, ribbons tied with care and honor.

Suspect Javonte Stubbs stays within the Chilton County jail charged with two counts of capital homicide and one depend of tried homicide. The tried homicide cost is levied as a result of Stubbs additionally allegedly shot Moorer’s vital different throughout the capturing at Moorer’s condominium. The girlfriend or spouse is anticipated to get well, in line with authorities.

Moorer’s funeral is ready for Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Lewis Brothers Funeral Home on Minter Avenue in Selma. Graveside companies will likely be on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. at Pineview Memory Gardens in Valley Grande.

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