After an incredibly scary travel day on Saturday, we want to send a big thank you to the men and women who work in law enforcement for helping those in need! Their jobs require that they drive into parts of town that are obviously dangerous, to aid those who have fallen victim to the icy conditions. And we appreciate it!

This time of year, we often send out thanks to local road crews for keeping the roads safe for us to travel on. But on Saturday, along with the folks attempting to lay the sand (who we also thank!) were the police men and women, state troopers, and sheriff's deputies who were called out to rescue other drivers in trouble.

Here are some statistics released today by the Bangor Police Department. And remember, this is in Bangor alone on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Between the hours of 6am and 8pm, officers responded to 140 calls for service. 85 of those calls were for motor vehicle accidents. The dispatch team answered the phone 221 times, which is about two and a half more times than normal for that time frame. In addition they answered over 500 calls on the business line.  Wow! I'm exhausted just thinking about all of that!

It was a dangerous day for anyone to be on the roads. And some of us were lucky enough to be able to stay home. But not so for the folks we rely on to come to our aid when the car slides off the road, or into someone else!

So, here's a great big THANK YOU to all members of local law enforcement for your hard work over the weekend, and every day! We appreciate you!