On July 7, Dallas police officers were ambushed, five officers were killed and nine others injured. Harvest was saddened by the attacks and mourned the deaths of Officer Patrick Zamarripa, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Lorne Ahrens, and Officer Mike Smith. To honor and remember those lives and to show support for our local police officers, Harvest hosted a “Back The Blue” event at the Farmhouse on Friday, July 15, 2016. Mayor Peter Dewing, Northlake Police Chief Robert Crawford, and Hillwood Communities President Fred Balda, joined more than 150 homeowners for the event. The evening was filled with remarks, a moment of silence, TAPS, and wonderful conversations with the Northlake officers.
The sense of community is strong at Harvest. After the horrific events, homeowners gathered together to pray for those fallen officers, their families, and our city and country. Homeowners also spent time cutting 400 blue ribbons, making blue bows, and painting a banner. We had around 40 homeowners and children show up at the Farmhouse to get blue ribbons to tie on all of the Harvest mailboxes. All week, homeowners dropped off baked goods, meals, drinks, and cards for the Northlake Police. It was heartwarming to see the community come together.
We are proud supporters of the Northlake Police Department. We appreciate their bravery to put on the uniform each morning to protect our town. We realize the sacrifice they make as well as their families and we are thankful. #HarvestBacksTheBlue