It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for police in Alabama.
Two police departments, Mobile and Birmingham have both suffered a loss of their own.
Governor Kay Ivey and a Montgomery police officer attended a special ceremony yesterday.
Montgomery second graders selected the two as their personal heroes. The students honored them both.
It’s all a part of their studies about citizenship.
“Boys and girls thank you for selecting me as one of your helping hands,” says Governor Ivey.
“Some days we are reminded that the price has to be paid occasionally there is evil out there that is willing to take it to that level, but on the good side, there is good out there that is willing to hold that line,” says Sgt. Reginald Bridges.
The governor talked to the students about the importance of being a good citizen. While Sgt. Bridges offered the children a look at what it means to be a police officer.
Both special guests reminded the children that keeping our nation free and safe are huge responsibilities.