COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A car and bike show honoring local law enforcement took place on Sunday.
Dozens gathered outside the Carolina Ale House for a Blue Lives Matter event.
Jim Crawford, the event organizer who is retired from police work, says he believes officers are too often put in a negative spotlight. He hopes his event will be a good example of how to show respect to our local law enforcement officers.
"Our officers here, especially in South Carolina, but even more so across the country, they have been immersively vilified unnecessarily and unjustly and our event organization and the LLC that I purchased, we are all about showing appreciation. We don't hate anybody, we love everybody but it's all about showing appreciation."
All of the money raised will go toward officers slain in the line of duty.