NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The tragedies of the past week have brought focus to the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
This week, Metro-Nashville police received a kind gesture as a sign of appreciation.
“This is our homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese, turkey sandwiches and ham sandwiches for the police officers,” said Debbie Sanders, the manager of the Picnic Cafe.
The meal, catered by the popular Nashville cafe, was complete with chips, cookies and sweet and fruit tea.
“It makes us so happy. It’s an awesome feeling to know that all of the love that goes into what we do everyday is going to be shared by the people that protect us,” said Kathy Bonnet, the restaurant owner.
Middle Tennessean, Jimmy Granbery purchased the lunches for Metro-Nashville police to show appreciation for their service.
“I just think that so often, these guys put their lives on the line every day and there is just, on a national basis so much tension and I just want them to know that we appreciate them,” said Granbery.
Commander Sebastian Gourdin told News 2 he is touched by the gesture.
“I am constantly hearing the news that is going on around the country and seeing a lot of the protests and things that are being said and written about the police department, about police departments around the country. It’s just nice and refreshing to have something like this take place,” said Commander Gourdin.