SYLACAUGA, Ala. – As the community is encouraged to “Paint the Town Blue” this week in honor of local law enforcement, Coosa Valley Hospice found a special way to honor those who put their lives on the line each and every day for the community.

On Thursday, employees from Coosa Valley Hospice honored all members of the Sylacauga Police Department with a special plaque presented to Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson.

“It’s really nice to see the town come together in support of police officers,” said Melissa Peoples. Peoples works at Coosa Valley Hospice, and her husband is an officer for SPD. “We appreciate [SPDs] willingness to keep us safe.”

The plaque presented reads, “In recognition of the Sylacauga Police Department -For your exemplary service to protect and improve the quality of life in Sylacauga. We thank you for your devotion, dedication and hard work. You are an important part of our community.”

“It’s great to have the support of the community. We can’t do our job without them, and its really nice to have these days where we thank a police officer. I appreciate everything our officers do,” said Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson.

Saturday is National Thank a Police Officer Day. The day is surrounded by ‘Paint the Town Blue’ where businesses and organizations are putting blue ribbons up on their front doors to show their support of police officers.



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