Editors note: below is the post from Friday on rally organizer Rick Tryon’s Facebook page.
“After a lot of thought and consultation we have decided to go forward with the Local Law Enforcement Appreciation Day next Wednesday, July 29 but we are postponing the rally that evening until a later date.
I have received numerous messages and communications from folks who really want to attend a rally and show their support for GFPD and CCSO but don’t feel safe just yet because of COVID-19.
There were 20 new cases reported in Cascade County today, Friday.
Regardless of what folks think about masks and social distancing etc. there are a lot of people who just don’t feel comfortable being at a larger gathering right now, even if it’s outdoors, and we want the rally to support law-enforcement to be an event that’s well and enthusiastically attended.
So we will postpone the rally until later on this summer or fall but continue with the other great events scheduled for next Wednesday.
In addition, please remember that tomorrow, Saturday, you can pick up ‘406 Back The Blue’ signs at 518 Central Ave. between 10 and 2 PM. All proceeds will go to the Great Falls community police foundation and we will have some great ideas on how you can use that sign next Wednesday.
Also please go to the go fund me page here and donate to the Great Falls community police foundation. Stay tuned, lots more coming up.”