Clarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank everyone who supported the 14Th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness event on Saturday. The event was dedicated to victims who have lost their lives from domestic violence.
Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson, Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Montgomery County Commissioner Tommy Vallejos and City Councilman Richard Garret joined hundreds in an Awareness Walk around Veterans Plaza. Renee Wimberly organized the walk. Wimberly lost her daughter, Kendra Stanmore, to domestic violence.Sheriff Fuson and Rep. Pitts joined domestic violence survivor Dawn Schmidt in a solemn reading of names of those who lost their lives to domestic violence over the years. Schmidt also unveiled a new red silhouette. The silhouette represented a victim of domestic violence who died this past year.
Other red wooden silhouettes were on display throughout the event. Each silhouette represented a man, woman or child who died from domestic violence, along with their story.
“The Montgomery County Sheriff Office is committed to raising awareness on an issue that affects thousands of people in our community every year. We are proud to partner with Daymar College, Home Depot and other agencies to raise awareness,” said event organizer Deputy Peggy Macias.