FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) - Dozens of first responders were honored with free lunch today.
Deputies, police officers, and firefighters from Irwin and Ben Hill counties got free barbecue at the Eco ballroom in Fitzgerald.
The Community Bank of Fitzgerald wanted to honor them for all they do.
"With all the publicity, or negative publicity, that first responders have received in other states, we just felt like it was important to recognize these guys for the excellent job they do for us around here," said bank president Corey Gibbs.
Gibbs said they hope to do more events like this in the future.