Law enforcement and State's Attorney's office celebrates power of purple

The Pennington County Sheriff's and State Attorney's Office wore purple alongside Rapid City police Friday to show their support for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

It's their way of celebrating the power of purple. The groups gathered for a picture on the steps of the Public safety building to not only bring attention to something that effects more than 10 million women and men in a year according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence but also to those dealing with and surviving victimization locally.

Teresa Riggio, Victims Specialist for Pennington County Sheriff's Office, says "It is important for not only the sheriff's office and the Pennington County State's Attorney's Office to come together to be a voice for the victims, it's also important for the community to come out and be aware that this is going on right here in our own community."

Working Against Violence urges all people to stand up for the cause and join in by wearing the color purple as well.