Meridian, Miss. Local law enforcement officers were honored for their hard work and dedication on Sunday.
Community Outreach Church in Meridian hosted a ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Pastor Samuel Merriweather says it was a chance to recognize the best police officer and best sheriff's deputy of the year, as well as the best fireman of the year.
"Well, it's important to recognize them because have you ever tried living in a city where there are no law enforcements, no firemans, we'd be in trouble," Merriweather explains. "You know, people not be who we want them to be, but we have to sit with what God sent us and I'm grateful just to be here with them and to know we have leadership in our city." .
The winners were each presented a plaque for their hard work and dedication.