It’s a day of giving thanks, and this Thanksgiving Clovis police officers were on the receiving end of the gratitude. Volunteers made sure on duty cops got a traditional meal.
“They have to work on that day. They have no choice, because people still need to be served even on holidays,” volunteer Mickenzy Oneal said Thursday.
For the third year in a row volunteers fed officers, and made sure they knew what people are thankful for.
“Our community is beautiful and it’s safe, and we attribute that to everything that they do for us,” organizer Donagene Jones said.
“I think it’s really cool that the community can come together like this and bless us this way,” Josiah Ford a Clovis police officer said.
There were two serving periods, one in the afternoon and again in the evening. Anyone from the department was invited by to grab some home cooking.
“This isn’t just bought. These people have made the food and turkeys and tri-tip and ham and it’s just this huge buffet of food,” Jones said.
“I mean you can’t go wrong with turkey and the stuffing, so I guess the challenge here is going to be staying awake, but we’ll manage. Lots of coffee,” Ford said.
Anyone who wants to get involved can find more information at gettysburgpark.nextdoor.com.