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New York - Malone Residents Show Appreciation To Law Enforcement After Prison Escapees Found

Published on: June 29, 2015 09:41 PM
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People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. ReutersPeople cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Reuters

New York -  Community members of Malone lined the streets of the small town and held a rally to show support and gratitude to law enforcement after prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt were found.

Residents young and old lined up on Main Street near the courthouse to hold signs of appreciation for the protection of law enforcement.

Matt, 49, was shot and killed by a federal agent Friday, and Sweat, 35, was shot and captured alive Sunday. He was taken to Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone and then transferred to Albany Medical Center in serious condition on Monday. Both men had escaped Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York June 6.

Residents heard about the rally through a Facebook post.

People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer waves to the crowd during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer waves to the crowd during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)
People cheer as a New York State Police Trooper passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)People cheer as a New York State Police Trooper passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)
People cheer during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)People cheer during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)
People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)
People cheer during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)People cheer during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)
People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)People cheer as a Malone police vehicle passes by during a rally in support of law enforcement following the capture of David Sweat, in Malone, New York June 29, 2015. Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice was killed, authorities said.  (Credit: Reuters)

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 Jun 30, 2015 at 12:26 AM Solbp Says:

For a change Americans have something nice to say about the police, but I only see white people in the pictures, I am sure it won't take long for the media to find something bad to say about the police.

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 Jun 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM commonsense99 Says:

if you expect this type of thanks in east new york or bed sty keep dreaming

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