noon today, Dec. 27, a crowd gathered in downtown Cleveland at Public Square to
honor our men and women in blue, to pay tribute to those who have lost their
lives in the line of duty, and those who risk their lives every day for our
safety. Almost everyone was wearing blue to show their support. The rally included a silent march, led by an Honor Guard, to
the Police Memorial opposite the Cuyahoga County Justice Center on Lakeside Ave.
Although Cleveland.com initially reported a crowd
numbering in the "hundreds," it looked more like 5,000 to me. Here
are some photographs (photo credits: Pat J. Dooley):