Owensboro Police, the Daviess County Sheriff's Office, and Kentucky State Police hosted a "Veterans Appreciation Day" at Smothers Park. The officers, troopers, and deputies put on the aprons and grilled up lunch. Vets ate hamburgers and hot dogs and took time to meet the people behind the badges.
The event allows law enforcement to show our veterans the appreciation and respect they have for all those who have served our country.
"I think it's an awesome idea for the city to put this on to show their appreciation for the veterans," said William Knight of Owensboro. "We wouldn't have what we have today if it wasn't for the veterans."
Some veterans also got the chance to accompany officers on patrol this afternoon.