Madison Co. homeowner offers drinks, snacks to area law enforcement

Published: Jan. 5, 2015 at 9:59 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2015 at 9:59 PM CST
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The Parsons will let deputies come in for a pick-me-up. (Source: WAFF)
The Parsons will let deputies come in for a pick-me-up. (Source: WAFF)

GURLEY, AL (WAFF) - A sign in front of a Madison County house is catching the eye of law enforcement.

But it's not a negative thing.

The sign is pretty simple. It welcomes law enforcement to stop by the Gurley house for free coffee and snacks.

Homeowner Mike Parsons said he put out the sign after the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.

He says he didn't do it for any self-promotion; he just wants local police officers and sheriff's deputies to know that they do have support in this community.

Parsons says since putting the sign out he's had several deputies and officers stop in and take him up on his offer.

He says they're welcome at all times - day or night, as long as he or his wife are home.

"I love these people," Parsons said. "I respect what they do, and I appreciate them going out there and sacrificing to keep me safe. It's a mere gesture of just trying to show my appreciation for what they do for us."

The Madison County man's gesture is also starting to gain more attention online.

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