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Rowe, Reed, Forestry Association host cookout for First Responders



District 13 Rep. Connie Rowe, District 5 Sen. and Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, working in conjunction with the Alabama Forestry Association, hosted a cookout on Thursday at the Jasper Civic Center in appreciation to First Responders throughout the area for their countless hours of dedication and service to the public.

Both legislators praised the tireless work ethic and selflessness of law enforcement personnel, fire departments, paramedics and all agencies who respond to the community’s needs in dire situations.

“I had no idea when I was a member of the law enforcement community here in Walker County, that the knowledge and experience would transfer to Montgomery and be so valuable to the job I have now,” Rowe said. “Today is like old home day to me, as I see many people I spent time and worked with through some very long days and nights, as well as on tough cases. It’s just great to be able to spend time with our First Responders and thank them for everything they do for our community.”

“My thoughts on the men and women who serve our area as First Responders is that when we are at our worst, they are at their best;there to see to our welfare and well-being regardless of the hour or situation,” Reed said. “When there’s an issue that needs a response, these folks are here to step-up and take care of us and I could not be more thankful for them. With all the challenges that face First Responders today, I just wanted to come out and say I appreciate them, love them and am 100 percent behind them, along with the community they serve.”