Staff, students show support during “Blue Friday”


A group of students and staff at Marshalltown High School are pictured dressed in blue as part of “Blue Friday” to support law enforcement. Pictured fourth from the left in the second row is School Resource Officer Rod Whitmore.

Throughout the Marshalltown Community School District students and staff came together on November 4 during “Blue Friday.” Students and staff were invited to wear blue to support law enforcement.

Aside from many wearing blue, other activities surrounded the day as part of the effort.

At Franklin Elementary School, adults bought blue ribbons for $1 each to tie into the shape of a heart on the fence outside the school. The money raised will go toward the Shop with a Cop event.

Lenihan Intermediate School students Daniel Andrade and Erick Ramirez Andrade started a thank you card writing campaign to support law enforcement. The cards will be given to the police.

Hundreds of Marshalltown High School staff and students wore blue, which was appreciated by School Resource Officer Rod Whitmore.

“It’s been a good showing of support,” Whitmore said. “It’s good to see.”

Third grade students at Hoglan Elementary wrote letters and made goodie bags for the Marshalltown Police Officers. Lt. Rick Bellile visited to accept the gifts and took time to take a picture with all of the third graders.

Hoglan staff made a thank you banner for the Marshalltown Police Department.


Lenihan Intermediate School students show their love for law enforcement.


Franklin Elementary School adults donated money to purchase blue ribbons that were placed on a fence at the school. The money donated will go to the Shop with a Cop effort.


Lenihan students



Lt. Rick Bellile with the Marshalltown Police Department accepted thank you cards from Hoglan Elementary School third graders.


Miller Middle School in Mrs. LaVelle’s class


Miller Middle School with Marshalltown Police Officer Stephanie Deutmeyer.


Hoglan staff


Miller staff

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Miller staff