Community Pays Tribute to Trooper Joel DavisPosted: Updated:
The thin blue line.
It expresses solidarity with law enforcement and commemorates fallen officers. A line of blue flags now lines the front of Indian River High School.
"This is what it looks like. Something in remembrance of Joel," superintendent Jim Kettrick said.
Remembrance of Trooper Joel Davis, slain on Sunday in the line of duty.
"There's so many of us who know Joel Davis. He's been such an integral part of this community for many, many years," Kettrick said. "And and a former student, graduate."
Extensive construction at Indian River schools ruled them out for Trooper Davis's calling hours and funeral. Now the district is doing the next best thing.
"When we learned that Fort Drum was going to be the site, we were willing to have a shuttle service for community members should they wish to use buses from here at the high school, or the middle school or the intermediate building," Kettrick said.
The shuttles for Friday's calling hours will run from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
And the printer runs non-stop at KDM Kustoms in Watertown. The graphics design shop is making the official, Trooper Joel Davis memorial decal.
Jeff Shannon, owner KDM Kustoms said, "Once we got the approval we went right into print Monday night and ever since they're still printing. I can't keep up with the demand, it's overwhelming."
So far, more than 12,000 decals printed. Something Shannon wanted to do to help.
"Everything that comes in goes directly into the jar for the family and the children. We're accepting zero money."