PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Law Enforcement Rally Held at Old Main

After last week’s series of die-ins, a rally in solidarity for law enforcement took place on the steps of Old Main on Friday afternoon. Several students, emergency services personnel, and citizens voiced their gratitude for law enforcement despite the bad rap it has gotten in recent weeks.

Cassie Cigich and Dustin Neumann organized the event on Facebook to show support for first responders. Cigich wanted to make it clear that the rally wasn’t in reaction to the protests last week.

“We think generally law enforcement officers over the past few weeks have been grouped into this lump because people who don’t interact with police officers everyday are basing their views on recent media. We just want to remind people that they are out there every day keeping us safe.”

rally 2

The rally for law enforcement saw a small crowd.

Penn State police chief Tyrone Parham was present at the rally to observe the crowd and was impressed by the turnout. “I’m amazed to see students, whatever the cause, out here at this time of the year with finals coming up.”

Parham said there was no heightened police presence and that there hasn’t been any extra safety concerns.

Rally 1

Penn State Police Chief Tyrone Parham talks to some supporters. 

You can view a gallery of the rally here.

About the Author

Zack Rickens

is a senior broadcast journalism student minoring in procrastination. He hails from the booming metropolis of Harrisburg and can usually be found eating Suzie Wong egg rolls. He enjoys long walks to the Phyrst and is probably ranting about sports on Twitter (@slickrick717). He can be reached at [email protected]

Comments

More by Zack

Ryky Smith’s Walkoff Single Completes Sweep Of Pitt

One at-bat was all Ryky Smith needed. The senior from York came in as a pinch runner and executed a perfect hit-and-run play in the bottom of the ninth to score Jim Haley from third and end the game in walk-off fashion, 8-7 in front of more than 1,000 fans at Medlar Field Wednesday night.

Nine-Run First Inning Boosts Baseball Past Kent State, 15-5

First Inning Runs Propel Penn State Baseball Over Bucknell

Athletics

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

This year’s sneaker is available to purchase online for $109.99.

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Fall Move-In Traffic & Construction Changes

When 40,000 students need to move back to State College over the course of four days or so, things are bound to get crazy.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend