Armed citizens surrounded the Shannon County Courthouse on Saturday in support of Law Enforcement after threats were allegedly made to the Sheriff’s office. A protest had been planned in response to an investigation into the death of a man in 2018. Threats were allegedly made to the Sheriff, his staff and the courthouse. People came from all over the state of Missouri, including some from St Louis, Joplin and Marble Hill. They said they were there to protect the town. Luckily everything was peaceful all-day Saturday. Deputies and armed ex-military stayed around the courthouse Saturday night.