Officers lend a hand keeping kids safe this summer

The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office hosted a bike helmet event on Tuesday, April 10 to ensure kids are safe.

Coon Rapids Police Officer Paul Frakie tries to get four-year-old Cloe Langmade of Andover to smile as he adjusts her bike helmet. Cora Langmade, 7, also received a helmet. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office facility in Andover hosted an April 10 bike helmet fitting. Photo by Eric Hagen

Coon Rapids Police Officer Paul Frakie tries to get four-year-old Cloe Langmade of Andover to smile as he adjusts her bike helmet. Cora Langmade, 7, also received a helmet. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office facility in Andover hosted an April 10 bike helmet fitting. Photo by Eric Hagen

Representatives from other local police departments also volunteered staff to help with the event.

New helmets were available for a reasonable price of $12 or parents could get their kids’ current helmets adjusted at no charge. Helmets were also available for adults.

At the same time, the Blaine Police Department also hosted a bike helmet event.

If you missed either of these bike helmet events and would like to go to one in the near future, you could go to the Fridley Police Department, 6431 University Ave. N.E., between 4 o 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, or you could go to the Blaine Police Department, 10801 Town Square Drive, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

You can read more about Safe Kids Anoka County, which is based in Blaine, by visiting www.safekidsanoka.org.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com


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