Kumi Manufacturing provides lunch for Clanton Police Department

Kumi Manufacturing provided lunch at the Clanton Police Department on Wednesday, as a sign of support and appreciation for their continued service. (Contributed Photo)

Kumi Manufacturing provided lunch at the Clanton Police Department on Wednesday, as a sign of support and appreciation for their continued service. (Contributed Photo)

As tension between police and the public continues to be a national talking point, residents of Chilton County and the city of Clanton continue to show an unwavering support for law enforcement.

Another example of this took place Wednesday, when local company Kumi Manufacturing provided lunch for the entire Clanton Police Department.

“They are under so much scrutiny,” said Mary Wallace, senior manager of general administration with Kumi Manufacturing. “We just wanted to give back the best way we know how.”

Boxes of food from Peach Park awaited the arrival of police officers on various shifts throughout the day. (Photo by Anthony Richards)

Boxes of food from Peach Park awaited the arrival of police officers on various shifts throughout the day. (Photo by Anthony Richards)

The lunch was catered by Peach Park and included 35 to-go orders of barbecue sandwiches and fried fruit pies.

According to Wallace, the call was first made to Chief Keith Maddox about a month ago.

“Every time we’ve had to call them for a situation, they’ve always made sure that our associates were in good hands,” Wallace said.

Food will be passed out to each officer as they come into the police station during their various shifts.

“Protect and serve” is the moto of the Clanton Police Department, which made it unique to have Kumi Manufacturing represent the community and reverse the roles by serving food to its fellow officers.

The job of a police officer is dangerous on a daily basis, and the people of Clanton continue to search for ways to show their appreciation for the endless sacrifice.

“Most of our officers grew up here,” Maddox said. “That adds a personal touch to the job.”

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