ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Police departments and sheriff’s offices across Virginia are marking National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
On Jan. 9 each year, the nation comes together to honor law enforcement officers in communities large and small.
While the day is meant to be special, Roanoke Police Officer Lindsey Wyatt told WFXRtv.com the public treats her and other officers with respect and honor each day.
“It’s definitely not just today it’s all the time,” she said. “I don’t think I’ve gone a day of working without someone holding a door, someone saying thank you for your service, shaking my hand and it’s really pleasant. So today is really no different than any other day I’ve been working.”
Several law enforcement agencies have marked the day with posts on Facebook and Twitter.
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