Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus recognized Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (LEAD) on Jan. 9 by delivering muffins and pastries to police departments.
“LEAD is just one day to show our support for law enforcement, something we should do each and every day,” Neuhaus said. “Orange County is proud to stand with law enforcement and we will continue to advocate for these men and women who put their lives at risk daily to keep our communities safe.”
LEAD is a nationwide day of support for police officers, established by the organization Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). It recognizes the positive impact that law enforcement officers have on Orange County’s residents and encourages residents to show appreciation for law enforcement personnel who live and work in the County.
As part of LEAD, Neuhaus visited the Town and Village of Chester Police Departments on Thursday morning. Neuhaus also recognized the fine work that the men and women of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office perform each day.
“I’m especially proud of the partnerships that the men and women of our Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Offices have developed with the community, which help to make Orange County a more safe and secure place,” Neuhaus said. “Police officers risk their lives every day to protect us, and they deserve our support, not just on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, but every day. I encourage the public to thank our police officers for the risks that they take for us.”