Members of the Evarts Police Department continue their mission to interact with youth encouraging them to be role models for future generations. Organizing anti-bullying sessions with students and a new “Cops and Kids Fishing” program, officers John Teagle and William Clogston asked members of the Evarts City Council to support their efforts during a recent meeting.
“We’re doing our best to be there for our kids,” said Police Chief Lupe Blas. “I’d like to say officers Clogston and Teagle refuse to give up on our children and continue to search for ways to help our kids become good citizens.”
Teagle told members of the council as times are getting harder for the average family, it is the police department’s wish to educate children with “important values of life and keep them from making costly mistakes in the future.”
“Each officer is professionally trained to the best of their ability instilling leadership, integrity and pride within our community,” said Teagle. “The Evarts Police Department is committed to paving a brighter future for our youth by having outdoor activities, as well as classroom programs. Our goal is to reach out to the youth and show them a law enforcement officer can be someone they can look up to.”
Teagle continued by saying they hope their newly established “Cops and Kids Fishing” program will become an annual event.
“The police officers here are all father figures and were raised to love and educate their children helping them through hard times no matter what their ages may be,” said Teagle. “With this being said we’d like the council’s support in showing our citizens the caring side of its police department.”
Each member of the council voiced their support and approval for the activities being planned by their police department.
Planning their “Cops and Kids Fishing” event, which will be held at Martins Fork Lake later in the year, Clogston said they hope to have at least 20 children participate the first year. He said they will be asking businesses, individuals and churches to help with this project by donating items such as paper plates, cups, napkins, fishing poles and bait, along with hot dogs, hamburgers and other picnic necessities. He said a special account will be set up at city hall for anyone wishing to donate funds to help with this program. Checks may be made to the city of Evarts “Cops for Kids” account and mailed to P.O. Box 208, Evarts, Ky. 40828. For more information, you may contact the Evarts Police Department at 606-837-8183.
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