‘Back the Blue’ rally scheduled in Algona


ALGONA, Iowa – An event in North Iowa on Tuesday will honor local emergency responders.

The “Back the Blue” rally will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Algona Police Department’s garage, 111 South Hall. Agencies being honored include the Algona Police Department, Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa State Patrol, Algona EMS and the Algona Fire Department.

Organizers say the event is meant to be an opportunity for the community to meet and thank emergency responders.

The rally comes on the same day as the six-year anniversary of the deadly convenience store shootings in Algona and Humboldt that killed two store clerks. Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger told KIMT News 3 last year that he will never forget the teamwork among local and state agencies involved in the case.

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