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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A new, positive Facebook page surfaced in response to another page targeted at killing local police officers.

Earlier this week a page emerged encouraging others to kill Waterloo police officers.

Now, someone made a new Facebook page titled "Waterloo PD, We've Got Your Backs."

The page has been up for just a few days and has already garnered thousands of likes.

Corey Timm, the man who created the page, had no idea the page would get this much attention but he's glad it did.

On Thursdays, Timm spends his evenings at Maple Lanes Bowling Alley in Waterloo.

On this particular Thursday, Timm shook off the rust from the holidays and caught up with his crew, and it wasn't their bowling game highlighting their discussion.

Instead it was something Timm say earlier this week that completely knocked him out.

"I was just appalled, I was like really, someone actually posted that?"

So Timm decided to make a rebuttal page telling Waterloo Police "we've got your backs."

"I created the page and I didn't expect anything of it really," said Timm.

Now, the page has more than 3500 likes, and a new administrator to step up and help monitor the page.

"The Waterloo Police don't get enough credit anyway, being on the streets every day," said Lindsey Jackson, an administrator of the page.

Jackson and Timm had never met before the Facebook page, but they say the support for their local police department is enough to bring anyone together.

"People really do appreciate the police and I don't think they know that," said Timm.

And he hopes with his swift response. the police department will know those who wish ill on police officers are the minority.

"I think just everyone was looking for something positive, so I'm really glad Corey did that," said Jackson.

Timm says now the page is active, he hopes to facilitate meet and greets with police officers and kids at places like bowling alleys.

Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka says the department is humbled by the support.

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