BEATRICE – Both News Channel Nebraska and Ol Red 99-5 took part in an event to support the Nebraska State Patrol on Friday.
The #BackTheBlue event featured staff members placing blue ribbons on cars to support the troopers.
“There’s a lot of news today about where the state patrol is, and some of the challenges that currently faces the agency. The people here in Beatrice and Fairbury, there’s a lot of support for law enforcement in Southeast Nebraska. By doing these blue ribbons, we send a quiet, but subtle and confident message to the men and women of the state patrol and all law enforcement that we appreciate the service they do,” said Owner Mike Flood.
B103 in Nebraska City, another Flood Communication station, participated in the event, as well.
“We know it’s hard to get up every day and face some of the criticism that’s hurled at law enforcement and we’re glad they’re there doing it. There’s so many people here today that agree, obviously. We’ve had a number of cars here at the Indian Creek Mall in Beatrice. I know these ribbons will be available for the next couple of weeks in Southeast Nebraska,” stated Flood.
The event came after Gov. Pete Ricketts fired the patrol’s superintendent, Col. Brad Rice, and placed six other employees on administrative leave on June 30.