Four area First Responders Appreciation Ceremonies held in Laurel County

Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: the Laurel Sheriff's office was invited to attend four area first responders appreciation ceremonies on September 10 and September 11 in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the 9–11 attacks on America where police officers, firefighters, and other first responders lost their lives protecting and serving.

Wildcat Harley Davidson hosted a ceremony on Saturday where local schools made items for area first responders including Laurel Sheriff's Office, Fire Departments, EMS, London Police Department, and Kentucky State Police.

Laurel Sheriff's Sgt. Larry Parrott was presented with a wreath and a flag with a thin blue line in it to be displayed at the Laurel County Sheriff's office.

On Saturday, Sgt. Parrott also attended "Embrace the Blue" at Corbin City Hall – another ceremony honoring first responders. Also on Saturday, Sgt. Parrott attended a ceremony and dinner at Farmer's Market in downtown London in recognition of first responders.

On Sunday, Sgt. Parrott attended a ceremony and luncheon provided by the American Patriots Club at Lily. Door prizes were given out. Laurel County Judge Executive David Westerfield won a CVA .50 caliber muzzle loader and the American Patriots Club had Sgt. Larry Parrott present the weapon to Judge Westerfield.

Sheriff Root would like to think all area businesses, churches, schools, citizens, and all others for their wonderful showing of support for the Laurel County Sheriff's office staff and all first responders. These acts of kindness are truly heart felt!!! Thanks again!!! 

Pictured: Top left - Sublimity School PTO & Sheriff Root, Top right - Judge Westerfield & Sgt. Larry Parrott and the bottom photo is from the Wildcat Harley Davidson ceremony.


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