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Respect for Law Banquet

North Alabama Optimist Clubs Honor Law Enforcement Officers

In July 1965, a discussion between Past Optimist International President, Carl Bowen and former FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover resulted in the birth of the Respect for Law Program. This program inspires respect for the law among young people and acknowledges the outstanding contributions of those charged with law enforcement. Each year the first full week of May is designated Respect For Law Week.