Savannah residents pitch in for Police Officer Kindness Challenge

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HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. — In light of the attacks on police officers across the country, one local town is showing their support for their own law enforcement, one “thank you” at a time. At the beginning of September, one Savannah woman dropped off a cake to the police department saying she had a challenge for the community. “We posted a picture of the cake on our Facebook page, and ever since then we’ve had almost nonstop thank-yous from people in the community,” Savannah Police Chief Gary Will said. It’s called the “Police Officer Kindness Challenge,” and as Chief Will says the outpouring of support has been overwhelming. “Lunches purchased for us, we have had bowls of candy, doughnuts, of course — got to have cops and doughnuts — cakes, more cakes than you can imagine dropped off. Just a simple ‘thank you,'” Will said. From churches like Northside Baptist, from banks to doctors offices, the city of Savannah is standing up behind their men and women in blue. “I just wanted to think of a way to say thank you to them, because when you read about it in the media how they are not always portrayed as our heroes, but we know they are and we want them to know that we appreciate what they do for us,” Dr. Casey Bevis said. He is a local chiropractor who delivered lunch to the police department last week. “We’re thankful for the job you do,” Bevis said. “Every time you put on a badge, you risk your life and risk pain to your family to protect us, and we appreciate that.”

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