Fallen Officer Honored Through Bike & Toy Giveaway
From the West Alabama Newsroom–
Selma Police are honoring the memory of a fallen police officer — and giving back to the community at the same time.
Golden Bike and Toy Giveaway — honors the memory of slain Selma police officer — Marquis Moorer.
Moorer was shot and killed in the line of duty — nearly one year ago.
“It touches our heart,” said the slain officer’s aunt, Sabrina Underwood. “Because we know that Marquis truly loved serving as a police officer. And he loved children.”
SPD officers bought the bikes and toys for the giveaway — with money out of their own pockets. They say in addition to honoring Moorer — the event is also a way to connect with the community — by reaching out to area youth — and sending a clear message.
“Every cop is not bad. So we trying to you know bridge that gap,” said Crum.
“This is a community policing project to let the people know that we live here. You see us everyday. We’re patrolling your areas. And this is a way of giving back to the community,” Fulford said.
Anyone who would also like to donate a bike or toy to the cause — call Selma Police at (334) 874-2134.
The bikes and toys will be given away at a drawing on July 16th — at Bloch Park — at 11 AM.