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Casper residents show support for law enforcement through ‘The 10-4 Project’

Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 10:37 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Casper residents showed their appreciation for state and local law enforcement Saturday taking part in “The 10-4 Project.”

Started in St. Louis, “The 10-4 Project” gives community members a chance to support police officers through donations. In Casper, people donated snacks and gift cards, which will be distributed amongst local police forces and Wyoming Highway Patrol officers.

Zac Horton organized the Casper “10-4 Project.” He said he put the event together to show his sons the importance of respecting law enforcement officers.

“Just wanted to instill in them the importance of law enforcement and just that there’s a need to respect and appreciate them that I think over the years has greatly diminished,” Horton said.

Civilians weren’t the only ones showing gratitude. Officers were also at the drop-off site and grateful for the support.

“This is awesome that the community actually comes out and supports us,” Evansville Police Officer Adam Dudley said. “I know right now it’s kind of a struggling time somewhere else in the United States but here in Wyoming we definitely have the support from the community. I think that definitely means a lot to us as law enforcement knowing that our community has our back.”

Horton said he thinks “The 10-4 Project” and similar events help build trust between police officers and the communities they serve.

The event was held in the Rocky Mountain Communication Systems parking lot at 414 Elm St. in Casper. Horton said people still interested in donating should drop off donations Monday morning at that location.

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