The people of Maryville, Tennessee are coming together to support the family of Deputy Greg McCowan, who tragically lost his life. In response, Pokey’s and Sports, a business located in downtown Maryville, has taken the initiative to help the family by selling tribute shirts for $20 each. Julie Nelson, who expressed the desire of everyone in the community to do something to help, shared that buying a shirt was something everyone could do.
The response to the tribute shirt sales has been overwhelming, with over 500 shirts already made. The local community has shown tremendous support by ordering shirts to express their condolences and support for the family during this difficult time. Many in the community have a personal connection to those affected by the tragedy and have been motivated to contribute by purchasing tribute shirts.
John Lindboe from Pokey’s and Sports management stated that they will continue printing and selling shirts as long as there is demand. For those unable to visit the store, online orders and in-store pickups are available for convenience. The outpouring of support from the community is a testament to the impact Deputy McCowan had on those he served.