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Hometown Heroes luncheon held in Laurel

Law enforcement and public officials were treated to a very special lunchon today by the student body of Laurel Christian School./photo credit: WDAM Law enforcement and public officials were treated to a very special lunchon today by the student body of Laurel Christian School./photo credit: WDAM
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

Law enforcement and public officials were treated to a very special luncheon Tuesday by the student body of Laurel Christian School.
 
Various clubs and organizations came together to host a “Hometown Heroes” luncheon.

The event was a way of showing their appreciation for all the hard work that these public servants do.

Student Body President Robert Pickering said that the entire school came together to make the event happen.
 
“It’s been great to see the students interact with the firemen, the policemen, the sheriff’s deputies and it’s just been a great feeling of comradery of what we see in our community,” Pickering said. “We appreciate the work that these public servants do and this is kind of a gesture just to show our appreciation.”
 
Major Jamie Tedford of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department said that the luncheon was very special to all law enforcement and first responders in the county.
 
“I can’t stress enough of what it means to each of us and I speak on behalf of all law enforcement and first responders, I’m sure, because you can go to every department that’s represented here and they’d tell you the same thing," Tedford said. 
 
There was a special presentation to Deputy Tony Stiles for his service to Jones County.

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