Imperial Police Officer Rob Rusk shows cookies for the IPD from the Schoenholz family.
Appreciation shown for IPD, Sheriff
Despite unrest in the United States regarding police, Chase County residents are thanking local law enforcement for the work they do.
Last week, the Schoenholz family of Imperial delivered special cookies to the Chase County Sheriff’s Dept and the Imperial Police Dept (IPD), thanking them for their service.
“It means a lot knowing we are appreciated and we still have the support of our community,” Sheriff Kevin Mueller said.
“These people are out there every day and they think nothing (about) themselves,” City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said of the IPD. “They think of the people that they’re serving and I think it’s fabulous that someone thought to do something for them.”
Heather Schoenholz was proud of her daughters for the gesture.
“The girls love to brighten a person’s day and see them smile. They had a fun time with this project,” she said.
Jolee, Ella, Shelby and Andee Schoenholz wanted to show their appreciation.
“It was a small gesture that we hoped would mean a lot to them and the community that they protect,” they said.
A few other residents brought gift cards to show their appreciation and support.
Chris and Stacy Towns brought gift certificates to M&M’s Natural JAZ and Cindy Castor brought gift cards to her restaurant, Morningstar Cafe, to the sheriff’s department.
“Several of us have had someone come up to us and thank us and ask if they can give us a hug to show their appreciation,” Sheriff Mueller added.
“Those alone mean the world to us, so I’d like to say thank you to our community for being so supportive to all law enforcement officers.”