Clergy, law enforcement, and county and city officials united outside the Charlotte County Justice Center Wednesday. for prayers and positive reflection. Rev. Louis Anderson, president of the NAACP, addressed the crowd saying that “all lives matter.”
Commissioner Bill Truex addressed the crowd saying Charlotte County can set a positive example for the world by coming together as a community and judging others only by the content of their character.
Punta Gorda Mayor Nancy Prafke and Vice Mayor Lynne Matthews presented a proclamation to Rev. Anderson, declaring it a day of solidarity. Law enforcement also spoke, including Punta Gorda Police Chief Pam Davis and Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell.