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Pueblo Police raising awareness of domestic violence

Pueblo Police
Posted at 7:53 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 22:18:32-05

PUEBLO — Officials at Pueblo Police Department said Friday that a trend of domestic violence incidents escalating to a victim's death is a disturbing sign.

The department says it's working to bring more awareness to the issue.

"We can't be everywhere at once, especially behind closed doors. That is one of the reasons we are increasing the awareness piece because a lot of the times that's the first step in trying to change things is bringing awareness," said Sgt. Franklyn Ortega.

The Pueblo community is also taking note of the trend.

A community candlelight vigil is planned for Saturday night to remember victims of domestic violence.

Organizers say they don't know the victims or families, but want to show support and to encourage more women to come forward.

The vigil starts at 5 p.m. Saturday night at Bessemer Park.

Everyone is encouraged to wear purple clothing and ribbons.

If you or someone you care about is experiencing domestic violence contact local law enforcement for assistance.

You can also contact the following resources: