La FOLLETTE, TN.   (WLAF) – The La Follette Medical Center recognized the Campbell County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other First Responders on Tuesday at lunch as part of National EMS Week.     Tennova – La Follette Medical Center hosted the gathering for EMS as well as for all Campbell County Law Enforcement and Firefighters.

TOP PHOTO:  L-R Danny McCreary, Missy Turner, Ben Owens and Kathy Myers with La Follette Medical Center hosted the event

LPD Chief Bill Roehl (center) is joined by Captain Stephen Wallen (L) and Detective Sergeant Charles Duff (R)

La Follette Chief of Police Bill Roehl called it a “really nice thing.”  He said, “Often times First Responders don’t get recognized for all they do, and it’s good for them to have this recognition and know that they are appreciated.”

L-R First Responders Barney Bates, Nina Carroll and Jimmy Pack

Campbell County EMS Advanced EMT Nina Carroll said, “This is wonderful, and I’m very grateful for them (LMC).”  Carroll, a nine-year veteran with EMS ate and had to run on what was a very busy day for the Campbell County EMS.

L-R Brian Keeton, Kathy Myers and Missy Turner

Caryville Chief of Police Brian Keeton and a couple of his officers were able to get away for the luncheon.  Keeton said, “I’m glad to be a part of it, and I appreciate what La Follette Medical Center does and what they do for us.”

VitalCare Medical Transportation Founder and Owner John Bond (L) and La Follette Mayor Mike Stanfield (R)

Missy Turner with LMC said, “We work closely with all these agencies and wanted to express our appreciation during EMS Week.”

Caryville Police Officers Daniel Garrett (L) and Andy Davis (C) line up for a hot dog from LMC’s Kathy Myers

“I’m very appreciative of them taking time to recognize us for what we do,” said La Follette Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Pack.

The cookout was held during the lunch hour at Seargeants Park in Downtown La Follette.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/22/2019-6AM – PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)