Independence Bank realizes the people who rush to emergencies deserve unconditional support year-round. Acknowledging the sacrifices these men and women make every day to keep us safe is especially true in late October as the country sets aside October 28th as National First Responders Day.

To show our appreciation, the Bank provided lunch so that area police, fire and medical teams could pick up a free meal during their break.

In addition to the hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks, the meals also included handwritten thank you notes crafted by young students from Dishman McGinniss and Warren Elementary.

To put the demand of these departments into perspective, the 2020 Bowling Green annual report shows roughly 135,000 calls for police service.  More than half of these requests came through 911 dispatch.  Fire incident responses tallied up to about 6,600 and emergency medical crews noted nearly 4,600 runs.

This dedication doesn’t go unnoticed.

Similar to the many skilled first responders, a continued community commitment is what you can also expect from Independence Bank. We’re here for good. By backing those in emergency services – we know they will be, too.