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Bladen County Adopt-A-Cop Luncheon

In July of 2016 the first Adopt-A-Cop event took place in Bladen County, a chance for the community to show appreciation for the 118 local officers and three canine officers that serve our communities. Wednesday, May 17th, 2017, the most recent Adopt-A-Cop took place in Elizabethtown at the Powell-Melvin Agriculture Center.

The luncheon sponsored by First South Bank (of Elizabethtown), Subway, Cape Fear BBQ, Burney’s Sweets & More, A Bite of Delight and Taylor Jackson (pageant queen from Grays Creek/Fayetteville area), and members of the Bladen County Adopt-A-Cop organization.

“All officers and canines were adopted by members of the community encompassing one adoption from Hickory, NC and two adoptions from Alaska, which were mailed to us to distribute to the officers.  All adoptions included a thank you card or letter along with a gift valued at $25.00,” Melonie Davis, one of the event organizers.

The Adopt-A-Cop organization would like to continue to gain the support of the Bladen County community, Davis reported. The plan is to continue to hold the May event each year for Law Enforcement Appreciation Week and then again in December of each year for Christmas according to the group of supporters.

The law enforcement officers tackled the lunch like hard working folks while talking about work and teasing each other. After lunch was served the cops were reminded of how appreciated they are with words of kindness from the organizers and gifts from grateful citizens.

“We are continuously amazed at the outpouring of love and support for our local law enforcement officers.  We have repeat adopters and new adopters every time we host an event” says Melonie Davis who leads this organization.

This event will be hosted again this year in December and the hope is to once again gain the support of our community for this cause. If you have an interest in joining this cause please contact Melonie Davis at any time at bladencountyadoptacop@yahoo.com” or via phone at (910)498-0492.

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