Los Alamos Firefighters And Police Community Liaison Unit Create Brighter Thanksgiving For Five Local Families

Cpl. Samantha Terrazas, Cpl. John Harris, Cpl. James Keane, Cmdr. Preston Ballew and Sgt. Chris Ross with food items included in Thanksgiving dinners delivered Monday to local families in need. Not pictured is Cpl. Everett Williams who assisted with the event. Courtesy/LAPD

Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Driver Engineer Travis Williams, Division Chief Jeff Saiz and Capt. Van Leimer with food items included in Thanksgiving dinners delivered Monday to five local families in need. Not pictured are Capt. James Pepe, Driver Engineer Kevin Kamplain and Firefighter Rudy Trujillo who assisted in delivering the Thanksgiving dinners. Courtesy/LAPD

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

caclark@ladailypost.com

Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department and the Los Alamos Police Department Community Liaison Unit purchased all the fixings for complete Thanksgiving dinners and delivered them Monday to five local families.

This is a tradition that public safety honors each and every holiday season.

“These first responders are a part of the good in this world,” Cmdr. Preston Ballew told the Los Alamos Daily Post. “I am very proud and privileged to serve along side them.”

Cmdr. Ballew commended his fellow first responders for “selflessly serving our community”, adding that he started his career in law enforcement July 27, 1998 and because of the exemplary people he serves with, “I still love the job!”

Driver Engineer Daniel Archuleta and Capt. Bert Quintana load their vehicle Monday with Thanksgiving dinners to deliver to local families. Courtesy/LAPD

Members of the Los Alamos Police Community Liaison Unit load their vehicle Monday with Thanksgiving dinners to deliver to local families. Courtesy/LAPD

Cpl. Samantha Terrazas assisting fellow first responders Monday to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to local families.  Courtesy/LAPD 

Capt. Bert Quintana and Driver Engineer Daniel Archuleta prepare to deliver Thanksgiving dinners Monday to local families. Courtesy/LAPD

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