Richland County Creates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

  • 8/15/2016 3:54:15 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Violence against police officers across the country inspires the creation of a special day in Richland County.

Monday was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, with the police chiefs from every community, along with the sheriff and commander of the Mansfield post of the Ohio Highway Patrol invited to a noon-hour ceremony in front of the county courthouse.

The idea came from Ontario City Councilman Eddie Gallo and was approved by council's safety committee, chaired by retired Mansfield Police Officer Michelle Webb.

Mansfield Police Captain Shari Robertson says she spent the first 22 years of her career never thinking about the dangers of the job, until she recently ate in a restaurant in uniform. 

The Richland County commissioners and mayors of every city and village signed copies of a proclamation honoring and thanking law enforcement for their service and protection.

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