ROCK SPRINGS – The firefighters of Sweetwater County Fire District No. 1 said thank you to local law enforcement agencies over the weekend with a “Back the Blue” barbecue at the College Hill Station.
Twenty-five members from the local law enforcement agencies enjoyed dinner with their fellow first responders in a show of support and just to say thank you.
Fire District No. 1 Battalion Chief Clark Allred said the firefighters of the district wanted to say thank you and show how much they enjoy working with the area law enforcement. He said they give so much to the community and this was a good way to give back to them.
“It was a way for us to show our appreciation for what they do,” Allred said.
Rock Springs Police Chief Dwane Pacheco said the appreciate all the support they get from the different groups throughout the community. He said we live in the community that is small enough everyone knows the local officers of the different agencies. Like many neighbors who feel safe with an officer living in the neighborhood, Pacheco explained seeing the support from the community helps officers feel secure knowing they have the support of the community.
Sweetwater County Fire District No. 1 also thanked the local businesses which helped make the barbecue a success. McFadden, Coca-Cola, Walmart and Smiths all helped make the barbecue possible.