Citizens stood outside the Lubbock County Courthouse Saturday afternoon, wearing blue shirts showing their appreciation for law enforcement.
Stacy Harvey, one of the organizers of the Back the Blue rally, says this was put together to show police officers the community stands behind them.
"These officers, these men and women that put that badge on every day, are human just like everybody else," Harvey said. "They have families to go home to. They want to make sure they make it home, and so, I think we need to just have community support. Back these men and women, show them that we do appreciate what they're doing."
Harvey said she others are starting the "I've Got Your Six" initiative. On the sixth day of every month a group will find officers or deputies and give them gift cards as a thank you for their hard work.