Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, and it’s also a wonderful way to say thank you to individuals living a common mission – to protect and serve residents of Warren County.
Members of Warren County Sheriff ’s Department and Warren County Emergency Medical Services were treated to a breakfast of eggs, sausage, potato casserole, biscuits, gravy, fruit, coffee and orange juice on Friday.
Breakfast was provided by Warren County Chamber of Commerce and Warren County government. The food was catered by Keepsake Catering.
Chamber president Don Vizi says the breakfast was a token of the appreciation these dedicated people deserve.
“We feel like it’s important to recognize the sheriff and EMS folks,” said Vizi. “They don’t get enough credit. They get plenty of criticism, I’m sure, but not a lot of credit. Funding for this comes from the county, as well as the Chamber. Every time I see a policeman on the street, I’ll go up and say thank you for your service and they are amazed when people say that to them. They need to hear it more often.”
Emergency Medical Services provides out-of-hospital acute care and transport to patients with illnesses or injuries which are deemed medical emergencies.
“We are grateful to the county and Chamber for providing us with breakfast this morning,” said EMS director Preston Denney. “It means a lot to us, as I’m sure it does Warren County Sheriff’s Department. We don’t work for appreciation or pats on the back. We truly love what we do – serving the citizens of Warren County and being there when they need us. When gratitude is expressed, it means a lot to us.”
EMS oftentimes works alongside law enforcement in its responsibility to protect and serve.
“This means the world to me, and I know it does to everyone in the department,” said Sheriff Tommy Myers. “We have a wonderful community. They reach out to us. We have people who drop things off at the Sheriff’s Department, like food, and we all like to eat. It’s a blessing, and it means the world to all of us that our community comes together. This community really cares. It is a blessing to live in Warren County.”
The appreciation breakfast was held at Warren County Administrative Offices on Friday at 7:30 a.m.