Police wives create ‘Operation Adopt-a-Cop’

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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A group of Bladen County law enforcement officers’ wives are joining the Adopt-a-Cop program, which organizers say originated in Concord. They are looking for people in the community to “adopt” an officer. Organizers say the adopter would then write a letter or note to the officers voicing their support and offering prayers. Donations and small gift bags are also accepted as a way to say thank you.

Organizers say that every officer in Bladen County has been adopted at least twice, and already more than 250 people have signed up and pledged to adopt an officer. The program is being promoted on Facebook for eastern North Carolina as well.

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The Bladen County program is being led by Melonie Davis, wife of Ofc. Jay Davis with the White Lake Police Department.

The response has been more than we ever anticipated,” Davis said in a news release. “We are so proud of the support our officers are receiving.

The group is planning a small ceremony Friday at 2 p.m. at the Emergency Services Building at 292 Ben Green Industrial Park Drive in Elizabethtown.

All officers from all the agencies in the county are being invited to the short ceremony where cards and gifts will be handed out.

Organizers say departments, offices and agencies should send at least officer to carry back cards and gifts to their department for the officers unable to attend.

You can find information on other communities taking part in our area by visiting Adopt-a-Cop Eastern North Carolina’s Facebook page.