OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - This weekend in Opelika, law enforcement from across Lee County were shown some appreciation from the community.
Back the Badge Lee County, an organization that supports law enforcement officers throughout Lee County, hosted an event outside of Gander Mountain to say thank you.
First responders were treated to a free meal and got to meet community members.
"We just want to let them know that we appreciate everything that they do, and they are not alone, we're here to back them any way that we can," said member Julie Smith.
During the event, children were also able to write letters and draw pictures that will be given to law enforcement officers in the area.