National Police Week observed - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

National Police Week observed

Valdosta - They guard and protect our city, our county, our military bases here on the home front and across the globe. "We provide air base ground defense security for the perimeter of the base," said Marshall Armstrong, Moody Security Forces.

Law enforcement officers from Valdosta, Lowndes County, and Moody Air Force Base are giving the community an up close look into their line of work as part of National Police Week. "It's to show the community what we do, what equipment we have, to give them an opportunity to come out and meet and greet the police officers," said Armstrong.

It's a week to say thank you to the men and women behind the badge, but its also a chance for them to show us that there's more to their job than just writing tickets and arresting the bad guys. "It goes further than that, we give patrol to people's houses, we're a counselor, we're a teacher, so many things go into law enforcement," said Vernotis Williams, Valdosta Police Officer.

And it's also a way to show young children that the officers are there to help, not hurt them. "We need to try to teach kids that we're just here to plain and simply to do our job which is to protect the public," said Williams.

A job that this community is grateful for, not only during National Police Week, but all year long.

feedback: news@walb.com

 

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Alberto picks up speed, expected rainfall totals decrease

    FIRST ALERT: Alberto picks up speed, expected rainfall totals decrease

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:02:31 GMT
    A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)A disturbance in the Caribbean will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    The first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season makes its debut before the season officially begins.

    More >>

    The first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season makes its debut before the season officially begins.

    More >>
  • Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Radium Springs resident wants to see residential improvements after 2017 storms

    Sunday, May 27 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-05-27 15:09:43 GMT
    Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)Every morning when Chris Reetz walks out her front door she sees this broken trees and destroyed houses that were once homes for families. (Source: WALB)

    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

    More >>

    It's been 16 months since the January 2017 tornado ripped thorough Southwest Georgia.

    More >>
  • American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    American Red Cross preparedness tips ahead of flash flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-05-27 04:12:40 GMT
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)
    The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)The American Red Cross said they are prepare before the storms hit. (Source: WALB)

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>

    Here in Southwest Georgia the American Red Cross has been working the last couple of days to prepare for the storm.  The American Red Cross has been getting their relief supplies ready across the 19 county region.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly