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Restaurant Shows Appreciate to Emergency Service With Free Lunch

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Labor day may means a day off for students and many workers...but there are some who work year round.  One restaurant is showing appreciating for those workers  service and saying thanks this holiday.


Day or night...when the siren sounds, it's time to get to work.


"We don't get to shut the doors and say we're done and shut down for today. We have to continue working 365 days a year, 24 hours a day." Corporal Brian Henderson of the Joplin Police Department says.


While many offices  closed on Labor Day...emergency services remain open everyday.

Running an average of 10 calls a day, police and fire departments are busy during the 3 day weekend.


"Unfortunately when you get a lot of alcohol going on, and people start drinking and partying and we start getting a lot of calls like that. So it's usually pretty busy for us." Henderson says.


One restaurant wanted to give back and show their appreciation.


"we wanted to reach out to them and thank them so much. Let them know that we really respect the work they're doing." says Manager of Joplin Olive Garden, Colton Williams.


The Olive Garden restaurant arrived with trays full of Italian favorites for the police and fire departments. While busy officers ate at different times, they were grateful for the recognition of what they call part of the job.


"When you sign up for the job, you know we're going to be working on random holidays, you're going to be working on labor day, and we enjoy it, especially making an impact like this. It makes it all well worth it to us." Williams says.


And the responders say...it's all in a days work to serve and protect.


"We are paid by tax dollars, so we have to work hard for that. And we try to give them the best service we can as we work." Henderson explains


The Joplin Olive Garden was one of 800 locations participating in thanking local emergency service workers across the country.

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