Local church to honor first responders Sunday

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Area law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel are invited as special guests to the 4th Annual “First Responders Appreciation Day” at Shreveport Baptist Temple on Sunday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Howard Hall and the congregation will honor all area first responders to express their appreciation to the men and women who keep our communities safe.  
U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson will speak during the special service, and Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler will deliver a proclamation, declaring March 12 as “Frist Responders Appreciation Day” in the City of Shreveport. 
“Police officers, deputies, firefighters and EMTs deal with some of the most difficult times in a person’s life, and their job can get real stressful,” said Pastor Hall, who is now in his 44th year as pastor of Shreveport Baptist Temple. “They see people at their worst, and we simply want to shake their hand, tell them ‘thank you’, and encourage them as they faithfully serve and protect our community.”
 
First responders and their family members will be treated to a fish fry following the service.  Call the church at 686-5538 for more information. The church is located at 288 Flournoy-Lucas in Shreveport.