Community gathers to honor Stewart Co. law enforcement at dinner

Tennessee News

On Saturday, members of Stewart County law enforcement gathered at a local school for a dinner honoring them.  

“Now, I am married into that {law enforcement} I can’t thank them enough for all that they do. There’s no greater sound than hearing that door close at night and hearing his footsteps. And until you know that sound, you have no idea what those men and women sacrifice,” said Leslie Bickford, a member of Wives of Stewart County Law Enforcement.  

Bickford and other women in the group, Wives of Stewart County Law Enforcement, helped organize Saturday’s appreciation dinner. Local businesses also took part in the effort.  

The dinner was to thank those involved with the week-long manhunt for murder suspect, Kirby Wallace.  

Stewart County law enforcement officers and their families were invited to attend.  

“It means so much not just to me but to all the officers. We’re very appreciative of the community,” said Stewart County Sheriff, Frankie Gray.  

Local catering business, North Meets South, provided the spaghetti, salad, and cake for dinner.  

“I’m just happy to give back, they did give of themselves and their families didn’t see them for days.  And this is the least you can do to celebrate with them.”  Dana Granato, co-owner of North Meets South Catering. 

 “Today is your day, it’s for you, so just enjoy it,” said Dennis Gupton, the other co-owner of North Meets South Catering.  

Sheriff Gray says Kirby Wallace will be back in court on Tuesday for his preliminary hearing.

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