McLaurin church thanks first responders

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Members of one Forrest County church took some time during morning worship Sunday to say a special thank you to local first responders and law enforcement officials. For the first time, the congregation of First Baptist Church in McLaurin presented certificates of appreciaton to area volunteer firefighters, law officers and Baptist disaster relief workers.

Church pastor Felix Greer says it's the least they can do to thank the men and women who risk their lives to serve the community.

"We really appreciate these folks," said Greer. "They put their lives on the line and that's important. It matters. They make a difference," Greer said.

During the 1970's, Greer was a first responder in Jackson county for a couple of years.

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