Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015 was designated by Chabad of Mineola as a special “Tell a Police Officer ‘Thank You’ Day.”
On this day, Rabbi Anchelle Perl and various friends visited each of Nassau County’s Six Police Precincts and the Highway Patrol Center, to extend greetings of appreciation and gratitude to the police men and women who risk their lives to protect and serve their communities. Each Precinct received their own ‘Thank You’ Plaque and lunch donated by Brach’s Supermarket of Lawrence, NY.
“Having served as a chaplain to police officers for several years and chaplain to the Nassau County Correctional Center, I know first-hand the difficult job these men and women undertake every day,” notes Rabbi Perl. “I think we often take them for granted. We must show support and appreciation for those that serve and protect us, policing can be a thankless task. Police work breaks your heart, no matter how detached you try to be.”
The delegation of community leaders included Kayla Calmenson, Sandra Fox, Randie Greenberg, Hon. Gary Hudes, Laura May, Jonathon May, Robert and Fran Ross and Zalman Watkin.
At each Police Precinct a declaration was read to all the police officers stating: “we salute you, pray for you, honor you, and appreciate the contributions each of you makes every day, in every jurisdiction, as you protect and serve. Thank you, you make the world a better place.”
With recent incidents of Police personnel being attacked around the country, Chabad of Mineola, NY launched this ‘Thank You Police Officer’ project.
“Police officers risk their lives to protect and serve our communities yet too often get a bad rap,” Rabbi Perl said.