NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- To commend the Newport News police officers for all they do to protect their community, one family wanted to show their gratitude with a cookout!

On Thursday morning, the Newport News Police Department made a 'Thank You' post on their Facebook page.

In the post, they detailed how Mrs. Shawney Cheeseman, her husband Norman Cheesman as well as Atiba Harris grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for the entire department.

However, the family is no stranger to showing their appreciation for local law enforcement.

This is the second year in a row they've thrown a cookout for Newport News officers.

A photo shows one member of the family marking Aug. 11 as a "day of appreciation for law enforcement."