A group of local motel owners in Rolla joined together to raise funds to present to Rolla's police officers and their families to show their support this holiday season in hopes that the donation brings smiles to Rolla's hardworking police officers and their families.

With an additional $500 from First State Community Bank, they presented $2,107 to Behind the Badge at the Rolla Police Department on Wednesday.

The ceremony was attended by Ernie Kost of First State Community Bank, Rolla City Administrator John Butz and members of the Behind the Badge organization along with other Rolla police officers. 

Behind the Badge is a non-profit Rolla organization that supports the morale and welfare of Rolla Police Department officers, staff and volunteers.