National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day says ‘Thank You’ to officersMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jan 09 2019 8:34 AM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Law enforcement officers have chosen a profession that puts their lives on the line every day for their communities. They've answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated.
“In Montgomery, we do it more than just one day a year,” said Jack Gallisini with the Kiwanis Club’s C-COPS program, which stands for Concerned Citizens Organized for Police Support. “Every month we do Thumbs Up Thursdays to honor police officers, let them know they’re doing a great job.”
This week, the CCOPS program a deputy from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office, Chase Center, for his life-saving actions while responding to a drug overdose call.
“He was able to get to the scene, administer Narcan, and to bring this person back to life,” Montgomery Sheriff Derrick Cunningham explained. “He went above and beyond the call of duty. He got there, he reacted, and did what needed to be done to make sure this person is able to go to the hospital, get rehab, and take care of that problem.”