HENRICO COUNTY, Va (WRIC) — A local teenager is taking a stand in the Blue Lives Matter movement in the wake of the slain Virginia State Trooper.
Emma Capps, a 10th grader, wanted to show area police just how much they are appreciated by the community following the deadly Greyhound Bus Station shooting that claimed the life of Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer.
“They’re just being attacked right now and I just think it’s really necessary that we show them that there are people who are willing to come out and support them and just really rally behind them,” Emma said.
To show her support, Emma is organizing a Blue Lives Matter rally in trooper Dermyer’s honor, outside of the Greyhound station where he was killed last Thursday.
“It’s just so sad that in Richmond, after following the blue lives matter movement for so long, that something this terrible had to happen to a Virginia state trooper,” Emma said.
Theresa Capps, Emma’s mother, says the family is very proud of Emma.
“It really means a lot to us that she’s so mature and has taken this on as a cause that’s important to her.” Theresa Capps said.
Emma’s already gotten close to 100 likes on social media for the event but she hopes many more will turn out to show their support.
“I really want this to be a really big event just to thank police officers because it’s really all for them and they deserve it,” Emma said
Emma’s Blue Lives Matter Rally is this Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greyhound Bus Station.