PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A large number of people gathered in Parker on Sunday morning to support police officers in Colorado. Coffee Cabin on South Parker Road organized the event.

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Organizers called on Coloradans to “be responsible and peaceful” with regards to the statewide mask mandate. That mandate calls for masks to be worn indoors when there is no ability to social distance.

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They urged on social media it was not a political rally, but rather a peaceful gathering to show support for law enforcement, first responders and military personnel.

Many waved “thin blue line” flags and American flags.

“I wish everyone would just calm down, and you know take a breath and try to do the right thing to each other instead of against each other,” said one man.

The gathering came days after the shop was vandalized and multiple thin blue line flags were torn down and stolen.

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“We as citizens need to start stepping up, not from our couches or keyboards but from our actions. With this being said, PLEASE, put away the excuses, step up and stand for what is right,” organizers stated. “My Prayer is that come Sunday morning, Parker Road is filled with people of every color and nationality that understand and appreciate law and order and still feel it’s their constitutional right to a peaceful assembling right here in the greatest country in the world.”

The coffee shop owner, Wes Crespi, says proceeds from Sunday’s event, including at least $3,000 in tips, will go toward the Brotherhood of the Fallen Aurora.

Danielle Chavira

Comments (5)
  1. Peter R says:

    Was out there today and was actually surprised at the number of people wearing their masks, even in this heat. Yes, many near the road, standing in their family groups, were not wearing masks. A quick trip into the crowd and almost everyone had one on. The organizers were making occasional reminders to wear them. All & all, it was a very peaceful and safe event.

  2. RJ says:

    Parker PD and DougCO Sheriff all estimated around 2500-plus or minus a bit…. were in attendance at this peaceful gathering. It was a great community event and the turnout was huge for an event organized by the owner of a coffee shop. Using the term “dozens” is a bit insulting.

  3. Tricia B says:

    Seriously? I drove by and there was so many people wearing masks and you pick 2 pictures showing people not wearing masks…. There were also so many people, 100’s if not 1000s but you choose the word, dozens. This makes me so sad, you were the best of the worst CBS4, but can’t watch this complete bias. Makes me really sad to see where this world is going. At least be factual, no matter whose side you are on.

  4. Jay Alenby says:

    I will make sure the visit Coffee Cabin next time I am in Parker.

  5. Susan K says:

    Dozens? Common Core Math!

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