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Calera police pay tribute to domestic violence victims

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Vivian Pierce (left) and her mother Rebecca Pierce were murdered in Calera in 2009. (File/KTEN) Vivian Pierce (left) and her mother Rebecca Pierce were murdered in Calera in 2009. (File/KTEN)

CALERA, Okla. -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Calera police are recognizing the problem with a case that hit close to home.

Friends, family members and citizens gathered Monday at the police department to honor domestic abuse victims Vivian Pierce and her mother Rebecca Pierce.

They were murdered in 2009 by Vivian's boyfriend, Damon Butler. Police characterized the crime as a brutal case of domestic assault that had an impact on the entire town.

So Calera police on Monday attached a purple badge to their headquarters building at 112 West Main Street honoring the Pierces and other victims of domestic abuse.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger due to domestic abuse, call 911. For anonymous, confidential help, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.

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