First Friday Law Enforcement Luncheon, a way to say thank you

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - About 200 law enforcement civic leaders were at the Purvis First Baptist Church enjoying a barbeque lunch Friday.

The luncheon is put on every other first Friday of the month as way to thank you for the officers service to the community. It also gives them an opportunity to meet with fellow officers and share experiences.

The luncheon was started by late philanthropist John Hill and it has become a tradition dating back more than 14-years.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel and the Lamar Sheriff's Cooking Team threw on their aprons to whip up the feast.

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