Community remembers Sammie Davis Jr. one year later | News
Saturday marked one year since Sammie "Junebug" Davis, Jr. was fatally shot by a Macon police officer outside of a grocery store.
Members of his family and community took time to remember him and speak out against violence.
Macon NAACP president, Gwenette Westbrooks, says they organized balloon releases throughout the city where acts of violence occurred.
Supporters also met at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center where they held a program to support the cause.
Family members of others who were killed by acts of violence shared their stories.
Davis' sister, Clarissa Glover, says events like this are an important part of their healing process.
"We still hurt. My sister is still devastated, (and) the family is, even though it's been a year," said Glover.
"It's very important that we just do not forget our loved ones just because we have the laws or investigations that states that it's over," said Westbrooks.
Westbrooks says the Macon NAACP will collaborate with other agencies and organizations to create seminars on how to prevent future acts of violence in the city.