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Paducah students send thank you letters to first responders

(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) -

Students from the Community Christian Academy in Paducah, Kentucky sent thank you letters to area first responders.

The students were prompted by CCA special education teacher Kristin Hayden and bible school teacher Emily Summers.

One agency that received the letters was the McCracken County Sheriff's Department. All personnel there were written personalized letters saying thank you and many with words or prayers of encouragement.

Administrative Deputy Tim Reed, a 16-year-veteran in law enforcement, read his letter from Leah aloud.

“Dear Tim Reed, thank you for all that you and your department do for our community. I’m very thankful for the job that ya’ll do to help keep us safe," CCA student Leah wrote.

“We appreciate all the positive support that’s out there and we know there’s a lot," Reed said. “That makes you feel real good because they’re our future.”

Marked with prayers of encouragement and special thank you’s -- First responders have saved the letters and placed them on their desks and even in their cruisers.

Hayden said with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks she though it good to prompt students to thank their first responders. Charisma, a 7th grader, said she believes it's important. She wrote her letter to firefighters who helped pull her grandmother from a car crash on September 6.

“I feel like they risk their lives about every day and they don’t get enough thank you’s," Charisma said.

All area first responders should receive their letters by this week.

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