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MCPD Chief Lashbrook, other men walk for sexual assault awareness


This news story was published on April 26, 2012.
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by Matt Marquardt –

MASON CITY – Tuesday in Mason City’s Central Park, the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was held to promote sexual assault awareness.

Th event was again sponsored by the North Iowa Domestic & Sexual Abuse Community Coalition.

A presentation was given by Mason City Police Chief Michael Lashbrook.  He detailed the disturbing statistics of sexual abuse women endure in America.

(PHOTO: Officer Jason Hugi of the Mason City Police Department joins other men in support of sexual assualt awareness.)

“Sexual violence is epidemic,” Lashbrook said.  “National statistics show that 1 in 5 women have been raped in their lifetime.”

Men from law enforcement and other walks of life attended and participated in the event wearing women’s shoes to show their symbolic support for bringing an end to sexual abuse.

A walk was held later that afternoon in Clear Lake as well.

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13 Responses to MCPD Chief Lashbrook, other men walk for sexual assault awareness

  1. Grow up... Reply Report comment

    April 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I can’t believe you are turning an event with such an important message into a smear campaign. They participated, did you? Grow up already.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    OK, I am no fan of bookmeyers but geeze he did walk and took a stand for woman.

  3. He was there Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2012 at 10:10 am

    • Matt Marquardt Reply Report comment

      April 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Bookmeyer and Kuhn were there. There were about 40-50 men that walked and a lot of women were there watching. There was also a lunch served and Bookmeyer was right at the front of the line. It wasn’t “ladies first.”

      • anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

        Of course Bookmeyer was first in line, he’s a busy man ya know. Can you sense the sarcasm in my quote???

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

        Looking at the size of Wolf Bowers, I’m surprised him and Bookmeyer weren’t fighting for that first in line spot at the lunch.

      • Why the attack on Wolf Bowers? Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm

        Why are you attacking Wolf Bowers? Did he get elected to the city council, and I missed it?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

        I don’t like him. Have met the man personally and not impressed. So?????

  4. Hunter Flynn Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Actually both Mayor Bookmeyer and Councilman Kuhn participated this year. City Administrator Brent Trout also walked. I believe all 3 participated last year as well.

  5. drunk Reply Report comment

    April 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Kuhn man up for this one? Oohhhh. Car riding is all for him. Any of our council or mayor show? oohhh.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      I was thinking the same thing. It is sad that not one person showed up from the council or the Mayor. Action speaks louder than words is what my Mama taught me.

      • Obviously YOU weren't there. Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2012 at 12:13 am

        Obviously YOU weren’t there, or you would have seen them.

      • Watcher Reply Report comment

        April 27, 2012 at 8:20 am

        @ Obviously – you nailed it on the head, nor did they even watch the video.

        I had a post-it note on my desk. It said “The first post on this thread will be uneducated and attacking the city government”