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Gresham area chamber-led event has community, businesses appreciate local police

PMG FILE PHOTO - Community members are celebrating officers through the Gresham Chambers Adopt-A-Cop.Gresham is set to celebrate and "adopt" its police officers during an annual show of support.

The Gresham Chamber is relaunching Adopt-A-Cop, a citywide event that has businesses and residents adopt a police officer, which includes public outpourings of appreciation, small gestures of thanks and more. Many hang signs in their windows celebrating their officer.

"The outpouring of appreciation and support our police department has seen from local businesses and generous individuals has been remarkable," said Gresham Police Chief Travis Gullberg. "This program has had such a positive impact on our officers. I am grateful to be serving in Gresham and want to thank everyone for their support."

You do not have to be a chamber member to participate. Registration will run from Monday, Nov. 28, through Monday, Jan. 2. Sign up at

Last year 154 businesses and residents participated in Adopt-A-Cop, which meant every single officer was adopted and got encouragement and appreciation. It all concluded with a community gathering and photograph in Main City Park, so folks could thank the officers in person, and a police parade along Main Avenue.

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