Plans are underway for a local event in conjunction with the upcoming national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day known as L.E.A.D. The 2017 event is being held nationally on January 9th as a way to show law enforcement officers that citizens appreciate their service and sacrifice. Local event coordinator Elizabeth Matthews presented Wednesday night at the Vernal City Council meeting, during which Vernal City offered their support to the plans. That week will include several events including a dinner banquet on January 9th to be held in Roosevelt for law enforcement officers and their spouses from Duchesne and Uintah County. Matthews explained that local donors and businesses have contributed to pay for the dinner and majority of expenses while the City and County agencies are covering the costs of balloons, ribbons, and advertising among other things. Council member Dave Everett responded enthusiastically to the plans as presented, stating his personal gratitude for all that law enforcement officers do to keep communities safe. Citizens will be invited to hang blue ribbons along Main Streets on January 6th to participate in showing their gratitude for our local officers.