Volunteers decorating village for fallen police officer

By Gary Scott on March 8, 2016 at 12:36pm

Danielle Long (right) and Allison Cockerill walk along Route 267 this morning. Noah Hartsook is seen below also putting up ribbons.

Volunteers spent time today putting blue ribbons up in honor of Scot Fitzgerald, the South Jacksonville police officer recently killed in a tragic accident over the weekend.


Fitzgerald’s visitation is ongoing this afternoon and evening, with the funeral to be held tomorrow, all at First Christian Church in Jacksonville.

Danielle Long was tying blue ribbons to a guard rail on Route 267 this morning.

“My husband’s a police officer for Jacksonville, and I just think it’s good for the community to get together and come together at a time when everyone’s upset,” says Long.

She says the plan is to place ribbons all the way up to Morton Avenue.

“Just to show that the community is here for them, and their family,” she says.

During the hours of visitation for Fitzgerald today, which is until 8 p.m., and the funeral tomorrow, which is from 9 a.m. to noon, traffic will be restricted on South Main Street from Vandalia Road to Minor Drive.