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It's turning heads and the kind of thing that goes viral quickly. A sign on the lawn of an Edmond business sends a strong message to combat hateful rhetoric against police officers. It's turning heads and the kind of thing that goes viral quickly. A sign on the lawn of an Edmond business sends a strong message to combat hateful rhetoric against police officers.
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It's turning heads and the kind of thing that goes viral quickly.

A sign on the lawn of an Edmond business sends a strong message to combat hateful rhetoric against police officers.

A Texas deputy gunned down at the gas pump and an Illinois officer killed on duty.

Those are national headlines that convinced Victoria Woods that something had to be done here at home.

“I started watching the news and what was going on and I was just heart broken,” Woods said.

Woods is on a mission, but she didn't realize the sign in front of her Edmond business would spark so much support so quickly. 

“People have stopped this afternoon, and came to the door of our office building and asked, 'Can I take a picture of this and share it on our Facebook page with me and my children? We want everyone to know we support our police officers,'” she said.

She's even getting phone calls just from people saying thank you. She also says she received a text message from Gov. Mary Fallin.

“I said, 'please, don’t thank me, just thank an officer, thank their families,'” Woods said.

It all started Sunday night. Woods saw an anti-police chant online and thought immediately she had to take action. 

“About pigs in a blanket. I mean, I was just, there is not enough words to describe – heartbreaking, sickening, despicable. I mean I went to bed, I just had a hard time even sleeping,” Woods said. 

She called up a sign company the next morning to have this made, and with instant support from people across town, she's now has yard signs on the way.

Woods already suspects she may need a lot more than 100.  

“Because I want to put one in my yard and give them to all my neighbors, and give them to my clients and give them to anybody that wants to say, yeah, we support you,” Woods said.

Woods' sign has only been up in front of her business for a day. She said Edmond police officers are stopping by, just to say thank you.

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