Police officers not taken for granted
The Osakis Police Department received a couple of unexpected gifts last week.
On Friday, May 17, Police Chief Chad Gulbranson was at City Hall when a worker at The Corral Saloon and Eatery in Nelson came in to deliver a free lunch of barbecued ribs, courtesy of the restaurant.
Gulbranson shared the feast with city street department employees who were also working that day.
The Corral provided the lunch as part of National Police Week, May 12-18. It also delivered meals to the Alexandria Police Department.
David Murray, the delivery person for The Corral, said the gesture was a way for the restaurant to show its appreciation for police officers.
"I don't want to be a police officer," he said while reflecting on the dangers they face. "It's too bad they get a bad rap sometimes. I'm glad someone is willing to step in and do the job. We need them!"
Earlier in the week, the police department received a plaque, cut in the shape of Minnesota, thanking the OPD for all it does to keep the community safe.