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Metropolis elementary school gives thanks to police

(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
METROPOLIS, IL (KFVS) -

Students at a southern Illinois elementary school gave a special thanks to their local police department.

Metropolis Elementary School students wrote dozens of cards and invited officers from the Metropolis Police Department to speak at their school.

The idea was sparked by a social media campaign to honor law enforcement officers called Blue Ribbon Day that happens on September 30.

Metropolis Elementary 5th grade teacher Nicole Trovillion, who has several uncles that are police officers, said she wanted to take that idea and bring it to her classroom and the school.

"Some classrooms took the time to write some cards and make some things," Trovillion said. "Just to show them that we really support them in this community because they do a lot for us."

Sixth grader Dominique said a thank you can go a long way.

"We should always thank them [police officers]  because if we didn't have people to do that for us, I mean I don't know what the world would be," Dominique said. "It's hard to imagine."

Officers from the department picked up the cards in person and are now hanging them inside their police station.

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