Sunday afternoon thousands of people gathered on the north lawn of the H Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge to attend a “Back The Blue” rally to show support for law enforcement.
People with signs and flags showed their support as speakers addressed the crowd. One speaker was especially emotional, Genesis Familia, the daughter of NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia, who was ambushed in July of 2017 while working in the Bronx. She spoke of her last day with her mother and how she loved being a police officer.
The event lasted for hours and Suffolk Police were on hand to reroute traffic and close parking lots in the area as they reached capacity.
Mixed in with the police support flags and banners was a generous supply of Trump/Pence signs and flags as is the norm at these events.