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Cape Girardeau PD participates in National Night Out event

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The Cape Girardeau Police Department took part in National Night Out on Thursday, Oct. 8.

Kids and parents from around the community spent time with officers. The department had several patrol vehicles on hand, including the Southeast Missouri Regional Bomb Squad truck/robot and the Breath Alcohol Test van.

The special response team and K-9 unit were also on hand for demonstrations.

Officers say it's important to get to know the people they serve.

"These types of events are the ones we really enjoy because we're here and it's all positive," Lt. Buddy Davis with the Cape Girardeau Police Department said. "You know, we're not in a situation where somebody's had a wreck or a theft or something like that. We're out here showing the public what we do and getting to visit with them on a positive basis."

Lt. Davis said the most often asked question at events like this is "what's that?"

He said the kids are always curious about the items they carry on their duty belt.

According to Davis, he and other officers enjoy getting to talk to the little ones to help them understand that police officers are always there to help when they're needed.

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