Students show officers appreciation

Seymour-Jackson Elementary School fourth-graders recently turned the tables on local law enforcement in honor of National Police Week.

The students prepared stacks and stacks of “tickets” thanking the officers at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department department for being “awesome” public servants, according to a news release from county Reserve Officer Scott Davis. The tickets and other drawings thanking the officers will be distributed to the officers at the sheriff’s department.

Davis picked up the tickets and thanked the students for remembering them during this special week.

“It is very refreshing to know that the students and schools in Jackson County go out of their way to show their appreciation to all of the law enforcement officers in our county,” he said.

National Police Week was May 14 through 20. The week recognized all law enforcement officers, especially those killed in the line of duty and their survivors.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day was started by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and has become a weeklong national tribute to the law enforcement community nationwide.