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Serving those that serve

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    Cleveland Police Chief Darrel Broussard, along with members of the Taylor’s Organization.
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    Cleveland PD Dispatcher is all smiles showing off her Certificate of Appreciation presented by the VFW Post 1839. The Vindicator | Deborah Andries
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    Liberty County Pct. 5 Deputy Constable Lacy Pierce smiles at the breakfast get-together.
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    VFW Post 1839 Commander Rick Clardy, VFW Post 1839 Quartermaster Jerry Dellinger, and a lifetime member of the post Liberty County Constable PCT 6. Zack Harkness. The Vindicator | Deborah Andries
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    These local first responders all enjoyed the breakfast and had a good time. Taylor Cheek, Branson MacDonald, Paul Gregory, Jacob Watson, Travis Strickland, Logan Holston, Jennifer Pearce, Steven Pearce, and Natasha Smith are pictured. The Vindicator | Deb
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    Members of the Taylor’s Organization, along with Liberty County Constable Pct. 6 Zack Harkness and his wife, District Attorney Jennifer Bergman. The Vindicator | Deborah Andries

CLEVELAND – VFW Post 1839 was the spot for over 80 local veterans and first responders as they came out for breakfast, fellowship, and conversation Tuesday morning.

The office of Liberty County District Attorney Jennifer Bergman, along with Martin Chevrolet , hosted a free breakfast for those that have served the country, as well as local law enforcement and first responders that protect the community.

“ The idea came from the District Attorney’s Office. We wanted to show respect and appreciation to our local veterans on a day other than a holiday. The event was also meant so the attendees can socialize and meet veterans and first responders from the area,” said Liberty County Constable Pct. 6 Zack Harkness.

A short program was presented by leaders of Post 1839 honoring those in attendance, including veterans, l aw enfo rcement , emergency personnel, and dispatchers.

According to Harkness, Martin Chevrolet provided all the food and drinks, while the ladies with Heaven’s Army of Amazing Grace volunteered their time and cooked for everyone.

The Taylor’s Organization, a group always working to support and advocate for veterans and law enforcement, was also on hand to help greet everyone and clean up after the event.

According to Harkness, the Los Carnales/ La Familia and Spirit Riders motorcycle clubs were also on hand at the event.

Harkness said that Post 1839 managed to sign- up four new members and one new auxiliary member during the event.

Finally, Harkness said a couple of events of interest are coming to the Cleveland area, with “ Brews with Blues,” which is an effort from his office and Cleveland Police Chief Darrel Broussard. The event is tentatively set for Feb. 21.

“[ T] he public can come, have coffee with us and address any questions or concerns they might have,” said Harkness.

He also said that his office would be hosting its annual child safety seat check event in March, which is usually the second-largest event of its kind in Texas.