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Locals show support for law enforcement 'I Got Your Six'
'I Got Your Six': Locals show support for law enforcement
By ALEXIS ESPINOZA
Even though the temperature was more than 100 degrees, a group of more than 20 Porterville locals gathered in front of the Porterville Police Department (PPD) on Friday evening to show there support for local law enforcement personnel and to let them know they’ve “got their six.”
“I Got Your Six became significant in World War II,” said Amy Carpenter who spoke to the crowd on Friday evening. “The pilots would indicate to one another ‘I got your six,’ as in your 6 o’clock position, I have your back. That’s why we’re here today. We want to let law enforcement know that we’ve got your back. It’s got to be very difficult putting that badge on every day and come to work feeling unappreciated. But I’m here out of the community, as all these people are for you, and we’ve got your six.”
Many of the people who joined in on the support rally carried signs expressing their support for PPD, and the other local law enforcement agencies. A California Highway Patrol officer, multiple PPD officers, and the Tule River Tribal Police Chief were in attendance.