The Brownsville Farmers Market recently recognized law enforcement officers at its Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
The farmers market wanted to show its appreciation to law enforcement for their dedication and commitment to keeping the people in the community safe.
District 3 Brownsville City Commissioner Roy De Los Santos said that since taking office he and his chief of staff have made sure that Brownsville police officers are recognized during Law Enforcement Appreciation Month which is the month of May.
In 2022 De Los Santos began holding a flag-raising ceremony at the Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Brownsville police officers.
“This year is the first time we are having a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Farmers Market. This will become an annual event,” De Los Santos said.
De Los Santos said vendors were offering free products to law enforcement officers and that Sombrero Festival sponsored $10 in market buckets to the first 50 officers that stopped by.
“It’s great to see the community coming together to show support for law enforcement. They take care of us year-round so it’s our turn to say thank you and take care of them,” De Los Santos said.
Brownsville Police Department Sgt. David De Leon said he appreciated being acknowledged by the event and the community at Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at the Brownsville Farmers Market.
“It is great to work here for the City of Brownsville we enjoy a great relationship with our community and that has made the career a lot easier. We certainly appreciate Brownsville,” De Leon said.
District 1 Commissioner Bryan L. Martinez said he feels safe living in one of the safest cities in the nation and that the Brownsville Police Department does an exceptional job in keeping the city and its residents safe.
“We are out here today to show our appreciation for our law enforcement. We have partnered with different local organizations to show the community the support they have shown us every day of the year. So today and every day in the month of May we thank you law enforcement for everything you do for us,” Martinez said.