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.
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.