January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Across the nation, citizens can show their support to the men and women that have taken an oath to keep law-abiding citizens safe.
Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have selected 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. Too often Police Officers are maligned for during their duty.
From local, state, and federal their duties command dedication. The jobs are often thankless and take them away from their families for long hours. Rarely do they know what their days have in store for them. Often law enforcement are the only paid emergency resource a community has. More often they work in coordination with other local, state, and federal organizations to make communities safer.
Today, National Law Enforcement Day, citizens have an opportunity to thank first responders for their service. Also a chance to offer a token of respect, a donut or just a ‘thankyou’.