The Allen County Sheriff’s Department showed its support for the community's teachers by thanking them and honoring them as heroes in an advertising campaign.

The department has developed a public-service announcement that will include TV commercials and billboards around Fort Wayne.

The campaign is to thank teachers, who during the COVID-19 pandemic "are navigating new technology, new ways of teaching, and unimaginable student stressors all the while trying to 'keep it together' for themselves and for their families," according to a news release.

“It was our department’s goal to rally the public to support, thank, and honor our teachers," Sheriff David Gladieux said in the announcement. "Now more than ever teachers are being called upon to support social-emotional learning in addition to meeting educational goals. They are the true heroes of our community.”

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