Marshall Police Supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Jesus “Eddie” Campa, Chief of Police would like to invite the citizens of Marshall to stop by the Wal-Mart parking lot on Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 8:00am to 9:30am, where members of the Marshall Police Department will be handing out purple ribbons in support of the battered women’s movement. Chief Campa would like to remind everyone that the month of October is dedicated to ending domestic violence.
What began nearly two decades ago, as a visible gesture of support for survivors and victims of domestic violence, today has become one of the most widely recognized symbols of the battered women’s movement – the purple ribbon. Across the country, families and friends of victims have adopted the purple ribbon to remember and honor their loved ones who have lost their lives at the hands of a person they once loved and trusted. The display of purple ribbons conveys a powerful message that there’s no place for domestic violence in homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, or schools.
You can read more at the webiste for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.