LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Some students at Dixie Magnet Elementary School in Lexington found a unique way to thank police officers for their service.
The school says the 5th grade gifted and talented reading students wanted to show their gratitude for what police do. And on Monday, the children provided lunch for nine Lexington officers.
Organizers say the students and officers enjoyed spending time together.
Each child was also asked to write a letter to officers, thanking them for their service. The district says many of the notes praised police for their bravery and willingness to risk their lives to protect others. The school released some of the quotes from the letters:
“I wanted to thank you for risking your life to protect us.”
“I am sorry about police officers that have been hurt or died but they have died in honor.”
“I am writing this letter to thank you for putting your life on the line every day to protect us.”
“There is not enough room on this page to say how much I want to say thank you.”
“How does it feel not knowing if you will be able to go home or not? You have more bravery than I will ever have.”
“I am aware that you are rarely thanked. I believe that, because you risk your life helping us, you deserve endless thanks.”
“You are so brave for going to work every day even while it is dangerous.”
“Never say you are not of any value because you mean a lot to me.”
“Thank you very much for fighting for us and sacrificing yourselves for us.”
“Thank you for protecting us and keeping us safe. Even here in Lexington there is a lot of violence that is scary as a kid, so I know it may be scary to you.”
“Thank you for your service and for risking your life every day for us.”
“Thank you for keeping us safe. You may not know but I like that.”
“Being a police officer sounds like a very challenging job, but you decided to take the challenge just to protect families in Lexington, to me that means a lot!”
Photos courtesy of Dixie Magnet Elementary