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Rally supporting police held in downtown Salt Lake City

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Posted at 8:25 PM, Jan 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-03 22:25:28-05

SALT LAKE CITY – There was a rally in downtown Salt Lake City Saturday, and those who attended were there to show their support for law enforcement personnel.

Members of the 10-78 Foundation, which believes in improving officer safety and educating the public on police issues, gathered in downtown Salt Lake City with signs supporting police.

Barry Boulton, the foundation’s co-president, said people need to hold themselves accountable when it comes to interactions with police.

“You know, holding yourself accountable to what you’re doing at that time–whether it is right or wrong,” he said. “If you do the crime you’ve gotta be willing to pay the time.”

A post by the group on Facebook showed the crowd of pro-police picketers.

The foundation hopes to influence people to show more respect toward police officers. The rally comes after there have been many protests nationwide against what some view as unnecessary police violence. For more information, visit their Facebook page.