Back the blue

Clarion County Deputy Sheriff Kayleigh Gathers pledges her allegiance to the United States during ceremonies preceding the Sept. 12 "Back the Blue" rally in Clarion. More than 100 people attended the event. A Clarion teenager stated why most of the people attended the rally. "I am here because I feel it is really important that we support our police officers and first responders," said Kayleigh Craddock of Clarion. "They protect us every day while risking their lives even though people might not respect them so much right now."

'Back the blue'