Lunch was served at the Prescott Police Department today in honor of the widows and widowers of the area.
Police Chief Ann Jordan, along with several volunteers from the Prescott police force, their spouses and other local volunteers helped prepare and serve a chicken dinner. Diners had a choice between rotisserie and fried chicken. The sides included cabbage, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread and Hawaiian roll. Desert included chocolate chip cookies and chocolate mini-cupcakes.
Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver was on hand to proclaim it Widows and Widowers Day in his city, holding up the framed proclamation.
At the podium he said the luncheon was a part of Prescott’s policy of community policing and more such luncheons would be coming, the next one possibly occurring in September. “You hear towns talking about community police, talking about it a lot. But when Ann was elected chief of police, you now have community police,” Oliver said, observing that today was the fourth time the room had been filled with people in her tenure.
“She wants good community policing where you trust your people, you know who they are, have a relationship that when you call police, you know who’s coming, you’ve talked to these guys. That makes a big difference. You get treated right by your policemen.”
He then read the proclamation of April 28 as Widows and Widowers Day, which cited the contributions of widows and widowers “who serve a source of comfort, compassion and positive change.”
About 45 people attended.