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Valdosta Police, Mayor serve lunch to middle school students

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Students at Valdosta Middle School got a surprise at lunch Thursday.

Valdosta's mayor and members of the police department served lunch to the students to help the school celebrate National School Lunch Week. Police Chief Brian Childress said he enjoys helping the kids understand the importance of healthy eating and giving them an opportunity to see law enforcement in a positive light.

"Especially in Law enforcement, all the negative contexts with law enforcement. We're here, the mayor's here, commanders are here, it's just a great thing for the kids to see us helpin' them," said Childress.

Members of the police department have been at schools across the city all week helping serve lunch to students.

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