Mayor Del Jurney and Roswell Police Chief Alfonso Solis during a ceremony, Wednesday, in which Jurney proclaimed the day as Roswell Police Day. Jessica Palmer Photo
Mayor Del Jurney came to the Roswell Police Department, Wednesday, to honor the officers for their work.
“You guys are our heroes and we want to thank you. We don’t thank you enough,” said Jurney.
He cited the number of police and the 60,000 assaults nationwide that result in 16,000 injuries each year. Jurney noted the 40,000 calls the RPD receive annually and proclaimed May 16 Roswell Police Day.
City Administrator Larry Fry was unable to attend, but sent the message that the city “was proud of what you do.”
Assistant City Administrator Stacye Hunter added her voice, saying, “I appreciate each and every one of you.”
Chief Al Solis said to the gathered men and women, “It is the toughest job in the world. I’ve been here a year-and-a-half now, and I think you are doing a great job.”