Following national stories from last year, police officers have gotten a bad reputation. But the Taylorville community made sure it's reached out to the local officers to let them know they are behind the Taylorville PD and trust what they are doing. Taylorvile Police Chief Brian Hile said they had many people, calling, showing up to their office, and bringing gifts to support the local police department during this time.
Hile said that's not the only time the community came together to help out the Taylorville PD when they needed it. Hile reminisced of a few years ago when the community supported an officer who was diagnosed with cancer, where they donated time and money to form a benefit to make sure he and his family would be okay with traveling and hospital expenses.
Police Chief Hile appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Hometown Tour.