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Canby siblings create plaques showing support for law enforcement officers

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Four siblings from Clackamas County have a creation they hope will spread to the rest of the country, and their idea sends a message of support to law enforcement officers. 

It's a plaque that the kids will make themselves. The four siblings from Canby designed the plaque with some help from their dad. 

A Fox 12 crew was there when they presented their first one to their local law enforcement agency, the Canby Police Department. 

"Thank you for protecting our Canby, and I just want you to know that we're standing by you, everywhere you go," said Liesl Hayes.

Their idea is to make several more "Blue Lives Matter USA" wooden plaques. It's a black cut-out shape of the United States with a blue stripe. 

The three sisters and one brother – Timna, Luca, Liesl and Jesse – are between 8 and 12 years old. Their father, Kevin Hayes, has a custom furniture company. He tells Fox 12 he worked with his children to come up with the plaque design after they approached him about their concerns for officers all around the nation. 

"The kids had actually approached me," Hayes said. "They wanted to do something for every police officer throughout the United States when they started seeing police officers dying. Their biggest concern was – they're daddies. And they didn't want me to go away and not come back, so they felt bad, not only about the police officers that were dying, but those that were their family."

They just launched a Kickstarter campaign because they say they need more than $5,000 to buy what's called a CNC router, in order to make more of these plaques. 

If they raise enough money to get the machine, their goal is to make 50 plaques, which will be sent to a major police department in each state. That's in addition to the ones they say they'll make for the people who pledge to their Kickstarter campaign too. 

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