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LMPD event focuses on summer safety for students

Kids were taught how to put on safety vests and to make sure they they’re sized up correctly....
Kids were taught how to put on safety vests and to make sure they they’re sized up correctly. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Published: Jul. 24, 2019 at 5:50 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police Department officers hosted a summer safety event Wednesday at Cherokee Park near Hogan’s Fountain.

About 120 students between the ages of 5 and 12 showed up to learn all kinds of different ways to stay safe.

“Today we’re just asking basic questions. What do you do? What if? What if this occurs? And how to respond to it,” Officer Dale Gallagher said. “So we’re giving children basic safety tips on events that can occur in or around them."

“The other aspect is we have the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife here to talk about boater safety. And putting on safety vests and making sure they they’re sized up correctly, and to make sure if you’re swimming always have a partner,” Officer Russell Miller said.

Students also learned about poisonous critters and plants native to our area that can cause harm.

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