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LCSO's Wake-Up Call rally aims to create community solutions to reduce crime

Local leaders will be in attendance, residents invited
Posted at 6:26 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 18:26:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Concerns over crime have taken all the headlines in our community over the past week.

So you're going to see a physical reminder downtown in just the next couple of hours. Friday night, the Florida Capitol will light up in orange, the color for the National Gun Violence Awareness campaign.

In fact, everyone in the county is urged to wear orange all weekend to fight for a future without gun violence.

On Saturday, there will be another chance for residents to wear orange and get together at Godby High School.

Several community leaders and organizations will be at the school. The Leon County Sheriff's office is hosting a Wake-up Call rally as a way for residents to talk with leaders and take a proactive step toward reducing crime. Everyone is encouraged to come out to Saturday's rally, especially local teenagers.

"We're going to be turning this all over to them at some point, so it's important that they help shape how we make tomorrow work here in Leon County and Tallahassee," said Deputy Dave Teems, LCSO's public information officer. "Part of this, we're doing a forum where they can talk to us. They can talk to community leaders as a whole to find out how we shape tomorrow for them so that they can continue to make it better."

The Wake Up Call rally will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 3 p.m, at Godby High School.

As part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, the capitol will be glowing orange, starting Friday night at 8:30 p.m.