In The News

Operation Thank an Officer has appeared in the news many times, click on the titles to view the article on the publishers website.

Sun Patriot, August 4, 2016: BBQ for Blue: Watertown event supports Operation Thank an Officer

“Only in its second year, Operation Thank an Officer has already accomplished what it set out to do, delivering hard-earned appreciation to law enforcement officers across the state — and beyond.”


Political Punks, July 15, 2016: Interview with Operation Thank an Officer Founder, Liz Gerads

“Operation Thank an Officer started out as a simple request by Liz Gerads, mother of two and wife of a Minnesota police officer.”


Herald Journal, May 18, 2015: Montrose police wife founds Operation Thank an Officer

“What started as an initiative to thank law enforcement officers in Wright County has become a movement to show appreciation to officers throughout Minnesota and beyond.”


Life In Minnesota, May 15, 2015: Minnesota Deputy’s Wife Creates Operation Thank an Officer

“In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Affected by the violence portrayed in the recent news a Minnesota deputy’s wife decided to take her appreciation to the next level.”


Brainerd Dispatch, May 15, 2015: Operation Thank an Officer: Brainerd Police Thanked

“Brainerd police officers were thanked for their service Friday, as National Police Week came to an end.”


Fox 9 News, May 14, 2015: Minnesota deputy’s wife collects 8,000 thank-you cards for police

“It’s no secret that police agencies and officers have been under fire in the wake of officer-involved shooting deaths, but a Wright County woman has tasked herself with gathering notes from Minnesotans who want to ensure officers are appreciated.”


KDWB Radio, April 6, 2015: Operation Thank an Officer

“Here’s a letter we received from Liz. Can you help?” 


Carlton County Newsletter, April 2015: “Operation Thank an Officer” Comes to Carlton County

“Liz Gerads, wife of a Wright County Deputy, has started “Operation Thank an Officer” to recognize law enforcement officers throughout the State of Minnesota during National Police Week.”


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