Many smiles and ‘Thank Yous’ were shared at the ‘Cool Down with the Cops’ event sponsored by the Storm Lake Police Department on June 30, 2015. For an hour in the afternoon, members of the SLPD were on hand at Tropical Sno in downtown Storm Lake to discuss community issues, field questions, and cool off with locals. Free sno cones were given out to those who stopped by.
This event appeared to be a hit. Many children and families lined up for the sno cones and opportunities to chat with the officers. My girls were super excited to see police officers up close and personal and have their photo taken with Lieutenant Cole. It was great to see so many children (and adults) excited to mingle with the people who work hard day in and day out to protect our beautiful city.
Officer Schuchhardt and his K-9 partner, Cesar, made an appearance and heightened the excitement with the children. The children had the opportunity to pet Cesar and share their love with him. Meeting members of the SLPD, seeing Cesar, and cooling off with sno cones were the highlights of our day. It is something the girls will be talking about for days to come.
Thank you to Tropical Sno for working hard to make the yummy sno cones. Thank you SLPD for inviting the community to spend the afternoon with you. You are this community’s heros. Thank you for all you do!
If you missed this event, there are plenty of ways to connect with our local police department. Check out SLPD’s Facebook page for upcoming Neighborhood Outreach and Coffee with a Cop opportunities. If you live outside of Storm Lake, contact your local police department to find a community outreach event near you. Get out there, and meet your local heros!