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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Troopers Take Local Children to a Water Park

The Delaware State Police partnered with the Criminal Justice Council and the First State Community Action Agency of Sussex County to organize a fun day for children of local communities in Sussex County, Delaware yesterday. This event took place at the Jungle Jim’s–River Safari Water Park in Rehoboth Beach. 

On Thursday, August 13, 2015, 50 children from the following communities spent the day with troopers and community chaperones, making lasting memories at the waterpark: Coverdale Crossroads, Cool Springs, Pinetown, Delmarva Campground, Laverty Lane and Walker’s Mill. Other Strong Communities were also invited but were unable to participate this time. 

Troopers worked closely with the Lingo family, owners of the water park, as well as the Criminal Justice Council, which generously provided admission, lunch, ice cream and a pavilion for everyone to use for the day. Totaling the children, troopers and chaperones, approximately 80 people participated. 

First State Community Action Agency arranged transportation to and from the water park through two school buses provided by Perry Transportation. At the conclusion of the event, troopers conducted a bullying-prevention and school safety presentation. 

Throughout the entire day, the children were very well-behaved and represented their families and communities well. One of the children, very happy and having fun going down a water slide, was heard saying in disbelief, “That Trooper just went down a water slide with me.” At the day’s end, they said they had a “ton of fun” and did not realize or see this side of police officers.

“The support and generosity of the Lingo family at Jungle Jim's made the event one to remember,” said organizer Corporal Matthew Blakeman.


Anonymous said...

Good. It will help in the future. Need more of these. I remember when Baltimore city cops did alot with the youth in the late 70's Early 80's. Crime was down and kids were excelling.

Anonymous said...

You know what they say.
Keep your friends close and your enemy closer. Hahaha

Anonymous said...

What? More murders in the 70s!!

Anonymous said...

This must be false cops just lie and shoot black people?