“We can’t thank the members of our community, businesses, and organizations enough for the outpouring of gratitude that has been shown, remarked Chief Mark Weeks.” We have had flowers, handmade crafts, homemade desserts, and many other items brought by with notes of appreciation. A citizen made muffins and sewed pillows to give to children we come in contact with. Another citizen graciously made berry cobblers that were enjoyed by agency members. Till’s Local Dills brought by many jars of their best pickles. The COPE center created a basket overflowing with baked goods, nuts, and other treats as part of a Blue Ribbon Campaign. Resources for Human Development made treat bags for each agency member and created posters and cards to express how much they appreciate Police. Hope House out of Crestview delivered a basket full of goodies and handmade art. The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center brought by a nice basket filled with fruit and fresh baked cookies.
The individuals behind the gifts of appreciation expected nothing in return, but wanted to express their pleasure with the service we perform. The work of the men and women of the DeFuniak Springs Police Department is to serve our community. It is comforting to know that our service does not go unnoticed. “On behalf of the agency, a big thanks to all who have expressed support, made things, and presented us with tokens of appreciation. We could not do what we do without the support of the people we serve, said Chief Weeks.”