Nursing home comes to the rescue of local PD

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BELLMEAD, Texas (KWTX) A local nursing home has come to the rescue of a nearby police department, surprising the 25 employees including 16 officers, with homemade cookies and a simple note of thanks.

“They didn’t last long!” Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt laughed.

“They were warm and so good!”

The cookies were delivered by the Atrium of Bellmead nursing and rehabilitation center as part of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Wednesday but the delivery held an even greater meaning for the facility's administrator who has two sons in Central Texas in uniform.

“I have two sons who are police officers, one for Waco and one for Temple, and I know the sacrifices they make. The things they miss. So I just want them to know they are appreciated,” Dianne Taylor said.

The note attached to the cookies read “Thank you for all you do for our community. May God continue to bless you as you are a blessing to others.”

Chief Truehitt said the delivery was much more than just a delicious treat.

“The narrative on police the past few years has been hard and some of it is deserving,” the chief said.

“It’s different in different communities but in Central Texas all the departments make an effort to really be a community policing agency. That simply means that we belong to the community and are fully engaged with our community.”

“We love cookies and food but just a simple thank you goes a long way.”

The nursing home plans to deliver cookies soon to the Waco Police Department as well as the Department of Public Safety.