Pelham to honor police with dinner, residents invited

Pelham is set to honor police officers, first responders and court personnel with dinner Aug. 8 at the Pelham Civic Complex. (File)

Pelham will honor police officers, first responders and court personnel with dinner Aug. 8 at the Pelham Civic Complex. (File)


By Briana Harris / Staff Writer

PELHAM – Pelham’s 100 police officers, dispatchers and court personnel, along with their families, will be thanked for their service on Aug. 8 at the city’s Increase the Peace, Dinner with Police event.

City Administrative Assistant Paula Holly said the event will be held at the Pelham Civic Complex at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

“The mayor approached me about doing this event because we just really wanted to find a way to show support for our officers and first responders and what they do for us every day,” Holly said.

With the recent deaths of police officers nationwide, Mayor Gary Waters said Pelham police officers are feeling unappreciated and more at risk than they usually do.

“We just want to show how much we care about and appreciate our officers here in Pelham,” he said.

Holly said Texas Roadhouse will sell meals outside of the complex that the public can purchase for less than $10 and bring into the building to eat with the honored guests.

“This is an opportunity for the public to get to know our officers, first responders and court personnel through peaceful community interaction,” Holly said. “It’s always good when you get to see officers in a relaxed environment and just get to know them.”

The meals for the officers, first responders, court personnel and their families are sponsored by Center for Performance and ROI Inc., Accelera Solutions, Lenny Glynn for Mayor and Sign Faces LLC.

For more information contact Holly at 205-620-6403.