As a way to thank local law enforcement, a group of Carson City friends are gathering the town for an appreciation rally Saturday, Oct. 1.
Board of Supervisors trustee Lori Bagwell, P.J. Degross and Carol Howell are hosting the first We Love Our LEOs: Carson City Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation Rally Saturday afternoon.
“A couple of girlfriends and I were talking and watching the things happening on TV everywhere and with Carl Howell and it just struck us to have an opportunity to show law enforcement we appreciate them,” Bagwell said. “And we bet the whole community want to as well.”
The event will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Street United Federal Credit Union parking lot, 1350 E. William St..
People can make signs, banners and ribbons of appreciation and thanks for the law enforcement officers and their families. Bagwell said she hopes people can thank the officers for their work before something bad happens.
“This brought back memories for me because I was a law enforcement wife and things happen so quickly we should be saying thanks to them instead of I’m sorry,” Bagwell said.
There will be a number of activities including music, lunch and proclamations from Senator Dean Heller’s office and Congressman Mark Amodei’s office.
“We just want law enforcement to know we truly appreciate them,” Bagwell said.
The event is free to the public and anyone is welcome to join. Patrons can bring a sign or card of support, or just a good old fashion smile and thank you, said Bagwell.
“This is really just a thank you from one part of the community to another,” Bagwell said.