On Fight Against Crime: Activists Raise Funds For Zero Crime Effort
With attendees including the member's of Tuscaloosa County's four major police agencies, Fulmer claimed that he personally organized the said fund-raising event in order for the lawmen to the feeling of being appreciated even for just a few hours and not even having to talk shop.
Fulmer said, "This event is so important because it helps raise money for CrimeStoppers and it shows support for law enforcement, who have been under attack by a lot of people. What we need to realize is that it's time for the silent majority to stand up and say 'Thanks for what you do, and if it weren't for you all we would have is chaos in the streets.' "
The fund-raising event which happened at the Airport Park commenced with a soft ball game between the members of the Northport Police Department and from the University of Alabama Police Department with a score of 14-4 in favor of the Northport men. There was a planned match between the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the County Sheriff's Office. However, neither of the two agencies managed to come up with a full team on Saturday morning which makes the Northport Police champions of the one-game tournament.
During the event, families and children had the chance to enjoy as activities including a BB gun firing range, two inflatable bounce houses, supervised pony rides and plenty of candy, in the spirit of Halloween were facilitated in the occasion,
Billy Snider, who has been noted during the event as he brought seven ponies and horses from his Snider Stables in Northport, said: "This is just something we wanted to do for law enforcement, showing them we appreciate the job they do, we support them, we got their back. We just want to give back a little to them for what they do for us."
According to Fulmer, the funds raised during the event will be utilized by the Crime Stoppers as cash rewards for tips leading to the arrest of several wanted suspects in the Tuscaloosa County. He furthered that law enforcement leaders told him that such encouragements could be the most reliable technique accessible to the policemen in terms of arresting suspects.
"Some people would turn in their grandmothers for a couple hundred bucks," he said.