Eau Claire (WQOW) - Law enforcement officers across the country were recognized for their public service on Tuesday. January 9 is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Citizens were encouraged to show their support and take time to thank their community officers on this day, but law enforcement in the Chippewa Valley told News 18, they feel supported by their community everyday.
"Sometimes our job is very thankless," said Officer Bridget Coit. "However, living in the city of Eau Claire and Eau Claire County, I think we're very fortunate. We do have numerous citizens on a daily basis that tell us thank you and are appreciative and supportive of us and that's much appreciated."
One of her colleagues at the sheriff's department shared the same sentiment.
"I was born and raised here in Eau Claire and I enjoy working here helping our community grow, and be safe, and most importantly protecting the children and our community is real high on my priority list," said Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department Detective Don Henning.
Officer Coit said one thing that makes Eau Claire's law enforcement unique is the great relationship between ECPD and the sheriff's department.