Anniston Police Department Employee of the Month
A local furniture store owner developed an urge to create a simple thank you gesture for local police officers. The simple gesture encouraged other businesses to participate by gifting officers with thank you packages. Billy Smith is the owner of the Furniture Store Outlet off Noble Street who began choosing Anniston Police Officers at random and gifting them with small gifts to show his appreciation. Soon, other businesses heard about what Smith was doing for the officers and wanted to pitch in and help any way they could.
Every month, Smith and Anniston Police Chief Shane Denham put all the department’s employee names inside a bucket and pick out three names. Each officer will be gifted with a prize package that has a host of gift cards, money, and other items to just simply say thank you. Smith tells TV24’s Danny Vaughn that he is just happy to be able to do this for local officers.
Chief Denham says he is thankful for all the businesses who participate and hopes that this monthly drawing is a good moral booster for his employees. Smith says he has enough many raised from local businesses to do Employee of the Month for another year but is always looking for others to join in on showing appreciation towards law enforcement officers.