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Policemen’s treat

Recently, police officers have been in the news far too often in negative situations, which can cause younger children to be wary and afraid of them.

On Oct. 31 during trick-or-treating, Officer McAtee and Sgt. Swank of Greensburg police were patrolling in the Northmont neighborhood. These officers made their presence a positive interaction with the children and parents by waving and talking to the children as they made their way through the neighborhood.

When my child returned home, I asked, “How was trick-or-treating?” My child responded, “Great!” and was excited to tell about how the policeman stopped his car and told children to come on over and trick-or-treat. And before they walked away, he told them to be careful on their way home and make sure to check their treats with their parents.

In a child’s eyes, this gesture was something special. In a parent’s eyes, this gesture was greatly appreciated. This interaction was a positive influence on the children and showed them that police officers are there to protect and watch out for them. “Thank you” to these officers and their service.

Robin Savage


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