Law Enforcement & First Responders Honored in Dallas Co.

From the West Alabama Newsroom–

Today is Law Enforcement and First Responder Appreciation Day in Dallas County.

Churches and businesses around the community teamed-up to provide a free meal for law enforcement and first responders Friday afternoon.

Dozens of state troopers, deputies, fire fighters, police officers and EMTs — were treated to a spaghetti dinner — and dessert at Northside Baptist Church in Selma.

Kathy Smith says the event was a way to say thank you — to the men and women who answer the call — whenever there’s a call for help.

“The first person, when you get in trouble, you want to call on God, the second person you call is 9-1-1,” she said.

Beauty Benjamin is a 28 year veteran of the Selma Police Dept.

“I feel someone still think enough about law enforcement to support them and say hey let’s give them a Law Enforcement Day,” she said.

“Even though it may not be on a calendar, but somebody took it and put it on their calendar. So I thought that was wonderful.”

Organizers say they plan to make the day an annual event — and they’re already making plans for next year.

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