Today, police officers and law enforcement officials from various agencies gathered for an annual cookout, hosted by the Pikeville Police Department. This is one of many events happening around the region during National Police Officers Memorial Week. As Pikeville Police Chief Phillip Reed explains, this is an opportunity for different agencies to come together, share stories, and strengthen relationships.
Chief Reed says today’s event, as well as Friday’s law enforcement memorial ceremony, are funded by donations from the community. The public is invited to attend the special ceremony, which Reed says allows everyone to see a softer side of law enforcement.
Between 100 and 150 officers attended today’s cookout.