SAVANNAH, GA  (June 12, 2016): Tonight Assistant Chief of Police Julie Tolbert spoke at the candlelight vigil in Forsyth Park to honor  the victims of the Orlando shooting.

“The SCMPD’s prayers are with the City of Orlando and specifically the families of those who lost loved ones in this hideous act of violence,” said Asst. Chief Tolbert. “The most important thing we can do here in this city is be vigilant and very alert as to what is going on around us. If you hear anything, see anything suspicious or strange behavior please do not ignore that information. Say something!  That gut feeling may be a life saver. We need you to help the police keep us all safe.”

Star Cpl. Tracy Walden, the SCMPD’s LGBTQ liaison officer said, “As a member of the LGBTQ community I was angered, horrified and saddened by the mass shooting in Orlando. As a member of the SCMPD I have been in continuous contact with the Chief in an effort to reach out to the LGBTQ community and do all we can to heighten the safety and wellbeing of the LGBTQ community and Savannah community as a whole.”

Our hearts are with #Orlando