Vermilion County plans Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event Friday

Vermilion County plans Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event Friday

DANVILLE — Local police officers will be honored at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event on Friday.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Turtle Run Banquet Center, and all law-enforcement officers throughout Vermilion County are invited.

Organizers said the event aims to show support and respect to the men and women in blue, and how much their service and protection is appreciated.

"From the little things they do for people that never see a headline to the major arrests they make, the role these officers play in the life of the community is often taken for granted," organizers said in a news release. "This annual event will ensure that what these good folks do is not overlooked or forgotten."

"I think it is more important now than ever to let the men and women who protect and serve our communities know how much we appreciate them," added Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer, who is sponsoring the event along with Vermilion County Board Chairman Mike Marron, Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn, State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy and other community leaders. "Their job is so difficult with the negative national attention and the increasingly dangerous conditions in which they are asked to work, its important that we remind them how grateful we are for their service.

"This event is just a small token of gratitude where we can simply say 'Thank you' for all they do to make Danville and Vermilion County a safer place in which to live, work and play."

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