Fort Worth rallies to Back the Blue

Parts of downtown Fort Worth were filled with a sea of blue on Monday at a rally to show support for police.

Hundreds filled Gen. Worth Square to hear speakers from Fort Worth police and local politicians. People who attended wore blue to show support for officers.

"At night when we close our door and go to bed we're safe because of people out there men and women in blue keeping us safe,” said Congresswoman Kay Granger, R-Texas.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said the nationwide trend of attacks on police must be reversed and demonstrating support for law enforcement is one way to make the change.

The event was called 'Main Street Backs the Blue' and was organized in just three days. Nannette Samuelson put together the event and said it’s an example of what one person can do. She challenged other cities to have their own Main Street events.

The Fort Worth rally was one of many that have popped up across Texas and the United States after the murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth last week.