About 40 people took part in a walk on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus Thursday afternoon to honor domestic violence victims. The walk had been planned for several weeks but happened to take place two days after three people in Lancaster were killed in what police are calling a domestic violence incident.
Several Ohio University Lancaster students walked in honor of one of the victims, Stephanie Adams. They carried pictures of her with them when walking the Lancaster bike trail near campus.
An off-duty Lancaster Police Officer was killed in the incident as well. Two Lancaster Police Officers took part in the walk in his honor.
The walk was organized by Human Services Technology Students. Human Services Technology Program Coordinator Lisa Skeens said the purpose of the walk was to raise awareness. The event was called 'Walk in Their Shoes" and shoes were placed along the walking path to represent how many people would be impacted by domestic violence in a 15 minute period.