Tenino family’s car tagged with racist graffiti
Photo courtesy: Thurston County Youth Football League
– “Tenino community cleans up racist graffiti on family’s home”
“The Phillips family was out of town when they got the call that their home and truck were left covered in racist words described by community members as pure hate.”
“Officer Susie Wilson with Tenino Police Department called Phillips to tell him what had happened. ‘I was very angry, I was embarrassed, I was sad, I was very frustrated,’ she said. ‘This is my town, my community, this is where I patrol.’
The conversation could have ended with Phillips and Wilson, but it didn’t.
‘It was like I had to fix it,’ said Heidi Russell. Wilson runs the football team that Phillip’s son is a participant in the Tenino Beavers Youth Football & Cheer.
His teammates and others the family did not know, rallied Saturday morning to clean and repair the damage, before the Phillips got home.
‘We had to make sure that truck did not look like that, because that’s the truck that takes his son to practice three nights a week,’ said Russell.
Russell said a team of 50 volunteers worked over the course of four hours to clean, paint and scrub the home and vehicle,” by Jamiel Lynch, KCPQ-13 TV, Fox News.
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– Editor’s Note:
This is the way to stand-up to such a cowardly act!
Bravo to Officer Susie Wilson, her new Chief, former Yelm Officer Don Moody, and the entire team!