As the Carbon County Commissioners kicked off their regularly-scheduled Wednesday evening meeting, they took time for a special item that was not on the agenda.
This week is National Police Week, beginning on Sunday and running through Saturday, and Commissioner Tony Martines stated that for what the local law enforcement deal with on a daily basis, he needed and wanted to thank them for what they do.
In 1964, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that officially designated May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day and week, which works in conjunction with the police week.
“I think we need more than just a week to honor and thank these guys,” Commissioner Martines said.
During the supervisors meeting, special recognition was given out to the local law enforcement. Every one of the officers were honored and received a recognition for the service that they give. Sheriff Jeff Wood thanked the commissioners for the honor on behalf of law enforcement.
“We just wanted to show appreciation for the many hours of service that they put into our community,” concluded Commission Chair Casey Hopes.