LEE COUNTY, Ala.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office says Thursday night’s outpouring of support from the community was something that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Thursday night, dozens of individuals gathered at the sheriff’s office to provide them food and support after two Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies were denied service at a Phenix City Taco Bell.
Taco Bell and the community wanted to thank the officers for all the work they do, and show how much they are appreciated.
Deputy Sheriff’s Michael Meachem and Terrance Moore were the two officers who were denied service, but they say there are no hard feelings and Thursday meant a lot to them.
“It’s a good feeling,” Deputy Sheriff Patrol Meachem said. “It showed us how many people truly care about us, with everything going on in the United States now it’s good to see there’s a lot of people who really care.”
“It was amazing to see the support that everyone brought in,” Deputy Sheriff Patrol Moore said. “With the way society is today, everybody is living their life via social media and you see a lot of people who feel negative toward cops, so it’s real good to see the community cares about us.”
Captain James Majors of the sheriffs office says he has been in law enforcement for more than 30 years. He says there are planned events for the sheriff’s office, but he has never seen an event like Thursday night’s that was so unexpected.
“It helps remind us that there are people out there that do support us, and do appreciate us,” Captain Majors said “There’s always going to be that select few that don’t like us. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t have a job (laugh), but, it’s always good to hear and receive the pats on the back from the people that do appreciate us.”
The sheriff’s office wanted to thank all of those who came out to support them. They say it meant the world to them.