In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, over 200 officers and their spouses attended the second annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet last night at the Love Civic Center hosted by the Lamar County Adopt-A-Cop, Citizens On Patrol and Lamar & Red River County Crime Stoppers.
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D) was founded in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities.
“I am very appreciative of everything these men and women do to keep our community safe,” said President of Citizens on Patrol Betty Hutchings.
“I am so glad to be able to volunteer to help and support them by being a member of the Citizens On Patrol Association. Thank you to each and every Officer for your service.”
Both Sheriff Scott Cass and Chief of Police Bob Hundley expressed their appreciation for the acknowledgment and banquet hosted by the non-profit organizations in speeches they gave on stage. Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated.
“We have a great community who support the police and being able to come together and show our appreciation is nothing compared to what these officers do for our community each and every day,” said the president of Lamar County Adopt-A-Cop Amanda Willows.
Roger Edwards, the owner of Rocking E Moving, catered the event and entertainment were provided by comedians Brandon Davidson and Daryl Felsberg.
“It was a fantastic night and was so great that so many officers and their partners could come.”