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Putting Faith into Action


As the nation watched the Dallas police shootings unfold, one local south Polk County teen went into action to raise money for the families of the fallen officers. Taylor Fortner, a 16-year old junior at Cossatot River High School, and also a police officer’s daughter, knew she had to do something to help. “I just felt like I needed to do something,” said Taylor. “So I prayed about it and I talked to my mom and a youth leader at church, and they said, if this is something I felt led to do, then do it.”  Taylor held a yard/bake sale on July 23 and then traveled to Dallas in person, Monday, August 1, to present a $1,200 check to Dallas Police Officer Steve Myers of the Dallas Police Association.  Polk County Sheriff-Elect Scott Sawyer has also reported that the local community continues to rally around the local law enforcement, “I am very thankful that I live in a community that supports their public servants. We have been inundated with cakes, cookies, cupcakes, etc … recently from citizens showing their support.”


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