Then Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and Salem Police Department were out on July 4 feeding the public. The Sheriff’s Department deputies purchased hot dogs for 400 and fed the public at the Salem Square before the fireworks. The public was also able to learn about the Sheriff’s Department’s High Five Rural Safety Program they are participating in.

As an added treat Haydyn Friend, who was recently crowned National American Miss Arkansas Junior Teen was also on hand. Friend is the stepdaughter of Salem Police Chief Shad Overman. Pictured from left in front are: Chief Deputy Jake Smith; Haydyn Friend; Sheriff Joe Boshears; new officer Dakota McGrew; Patrol Sgt./Sex Offender Officer Casey Brazeal; Narcotics officer Deputy Blair Ables and Salem Police Officer Clayton Everett. In back are officer Tim Haley and Salem Police Chief Shad Overman. The Bank of Salem donated water to the event for the community.