Have you ever taken the time to thank your local public safety officers?
An online campaign is spreading the word that Saturday, Sept. 15 is the time to do so.
The Whole Truth Project, an organization whose mission is to show support law enforcement officers, is kicking off its first Tell a Police Officer “Thank You” Day Saturday. Businesses are also encouraged to show their appreciation to local officers by donating a small item, such as a free cup of coffee or breakfast to local police officers.
According to the Whole Truth Project, “The men and women who comprise police departments across the country put their lives on the line daily to protect and serve their communities—yet too often police officers get a bad rap.”
“We want people to show their appreciation for the job that the brave men and women of law enforcement do every day,” said attorney and project founder Andrew Hale of the Chicago-based Andrew M. Hale & Associates in a statement. “Having represented police officers for several years, I know the difficult job these men and women undertake every day and I think we often take our police officers for granted. We must show support and appreciation for those that serve and protect us."
For more information, check out the Whole Truth Project’s Facebook page.
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