With recent attacks against law enforcement nationwide, the Georgetown community is taking action. They are hoping to turn tragedy into support for local officers.
A simple "thank you" can go a long way. Something the Georgetown community did on Saturday.
"We deeply appreciate you, we want you to know we are on your side. we are in your corner."
Residents thanked the men, women and families of the Georgetown Police Department.
It was all part of "Thank Blue," an event put together in light of recent tragedies against law enforcement officers around the country.
"I was getting ready to go to Africa with my son, that's about the time Baltimore was having their riots and Ferguson was going on. I woke up one morning and said, 'we need to do something for our police force here.' That's where it started," says H. Mac Bineham, Bineham Mission Foundation.
He says our local officers have an extremely difficult task of providing safety and welfare for the community.
To show appreciation, the Bineham Foundation, Crestview Baptist Church, Main Street Baptist Church along with the community, organized a BBQ dinner for the members of the Georgetown Police Department.
It's not something they were expecting.
"Very humbling. Officers take an oath to do a job and they don't do it with the expectation of credit," says Chief Wayne Nero, Georgetown Police Department.
Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero says the challenge in today's world is trying to create meaningful relationships within the community. Ones that will last.
"When you work toward making those relationships strong, I think that's something Georgetown does very well. Our crime rate is low. It doesn't mean we don't have bad things happen, or we don't have bad incidents, or evil, or even officers don't get their job done right sometimes but we believe in accountability. We believe in holding those officers accountable. We hold the community accountable," says Nero.
Those who organized "Thank Blue" hope it will catch on, bringing unity to communities nationwide.
"This is just something to let the police force know how we really feel about them," says Bineham.