The following is a message to Mendocino County Residents composed by Mendocino County Sheriff Matt Kendall and published on MCSO’s Facebook page:
I wanted to reach out to our residents and let them know, this Sunday, January 9th is National Law Enforcement appreciation day.
Across the nation on January 9th, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Law Enforcement Officers of every rank have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities.
These folks have chosen to serve the public and take on a profession that is demanding and often unappreciated.
Recently, our people continued to serve and work through the holidays.
This includes our Deputies on patrol and in the jail as well as our dispatchers.
Our deputies have duties which demand dedication. The jobs are often dangerous, thankless and take them away from their families for long hours. Rarely do they know what their days have in store for them when they arrive at work.
Although this is often a tough job, I simply don’t hear complaints from my personnel. I truly believe this is because of the constant support they receive from our communities. Most people realize these are our sons and daughters.
I wanted to thank our communities for the calls, emails and letters of support we received throughout this year and especially over the holiday season.
In Mendocino County we have the honor of being treated with respect and thanks on a daily basis. This is humbling to me as the Sheriff, and greatly appreciated by those who serve their neighbors. For that I thank you.
As we move into 2022 I hope we can all take some time to appreciate all of the things that are going well in Mendocino County and to appreciate the blessings we receive on a daily basis.
Sheriff Matt Kendall