Americus SCV Camp shows appreciation for local law enforcement

Published 5:00 pm Monday, August 29, 2016

AMERICUS — The members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Sumter County reached out in appreciation to local local enforcement agencies recently.
Fruit baskets were delivered to the Americus Police Department, Leslie Police Department, and the Plains Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 3 Americus, Georgia State Patrol Post 10 Americus, and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
“We are thankful for the sacrifices that you and your families make each day to keep us safe,” said John Carroll, commander, SCV Camp 78, Americus, in a letter than accompanied the fruit baskets. “During these turbulent times we especially want to let you know that we appreciate you and the sometimes difficult job that you do for Sumter County. Your service is appreciated and does not go unnoticed.”
The National Commander in Chief of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Thomas V. Strain Jr., issued a General Order and Proclamation in appreciation of law enforcement.
“Whereas, with the current vicious and despicable attacks being waged against the law enforcement officers around the country, today, and
“Whereas, law enforcement officers are the domestic protectors of our citizens, our society and our way of life, and
“Whereas, a society cannot survive without the valor, dedication, and sacrifices of our law enforcement officers and the support from their families,
“Whereas, responsible citizens have a moral duty to support the institutions and citizens who place their lives in peril every day so that our society can enjoy the rights, privileges, and freedoms of citizens of a great republic which our forefathers and God provided us,
“Now therefore, the following proclamation is hereby published to the Confederation:
“Thursday, August the 18th of 2016 shall be proclaimed as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Camps, Brigades, and Divisions are hereby highly encouraged to show their support to their local law enforcement officials on this day by any and all means appropriate on this day. We offer our most sincere thanks and appreciation to those who place their lives in the Almighty’s favor on a daily basis protecting and serving the public.”
— Beth Alston