Shreveport church holds 4th annual First Responders Appreciation Day service
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
A Shreveport church honors ArkLaTex first responders at an event Sunday morning.
All law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel were invited to the 4th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day at the Shreveport Baptist Temple at 288 Flournoy-Lucas Rd. near I-49.
The service began at 10:30 a.m. and was followed by a fish fry.
United States Congressman Mike Johnson and Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler spoke during the special service. Mayor Tyler is expected to declare March 12 as “First Responders Appreciation Day” in the city of Shreveport.
“Police officers, deputies, firefighters, and EMTs deal with some of the most difficult times in a person’s life, and their job can get real stressful,” said Pastor Hall of Shreveport Baptist Temple. “They see people at their worst, and we simply want to shake their hand, tell them ‘thank you’, and encourage them as they faithfully serve and protect our community.”
In the past, anywhere from 75 to 100 responders attended the service.