Ruth Powell students show their love for local police on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Students and administrators from Ruth Powell Elementary School’s Kindness House present posters of appreciation to the Safford Police Department. In the back, from left, officer Brad Reynolds and Safford Police Chief Joe Brugman accept the gifts.

Staff Reports

SAFFORD – Students and administrators from Ruth Powell Elementary School’s Kindness House program surprised local law enforcement with special gifts of appreciation for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD) on Thursday. 

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald

The group brought a couple of posters for the Safford Police Department along with a stack of letters and two boxes of grab bags full of goodies. 

Safford Police Chief Joe Brugman addressed the students and thanked them for their thoughtfulness.

According to National Today, LEAD is the perfect time to show officers that the public realizes how difficult their job is and how much the public appreciates their sacrifice and risk. 

“Whether its civil unrest, labor strikes, huge sporting events, or just helping a cat get down from a tree, law enforcement officers are a critical part of our lives, woven into the everyday fabric of living in America. They keep our neighborhoods safe and help ensure that whatever it is you need to do, you can do with peace of mind.” – National Today 

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