The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Mad Dads, and SHADCO teamed up in an effort to reduce crime in the community and in hopes of gaining new tips about the murders of teenagers Jazmine Shelton and Megan Simmons.
Sheriff John Rutherford says his goal is to keep bad guys off the streets but he says it begins with community involvement.
"Reach out to the community, tell them to get involved and tell law enforcement what they know."
The girls were killed one month ago after the home they were in was riddled by bullets. Their murders are still unsolved. Local anti-crime advocate Darlene Farah attended the event. She says if her daughter Shelby were still alive, she would have wanted to go with her mother.
"If she was here, she'd say mama I want to go to it. C'mon let's go."
Farah's daughter Shelby was killed after getting robbed at the Metropcs store she worked at on Jacksonville's Northside. Farah says the violence needs to stop and she says the community must come together to ensure safer neighborhoods.
"How are they going to arrest these people if we don't come together and bring these people to them?"
The president of Mad Dads Donald Foy says the goal of the walk is to bring peace back to the neighborhoods. Foy says it's also about raising community awareness.
"They can step up and break the code of silence and tell what they know."