Deputies served popcorn, hot dogs, pizza and ice cream while kids enjoyed balloon animals, kareoke, a mechanical bull, a dunking booth, a petting zoo, pony rides, and a huge bounce house.
“COPS for Kids Day 2014 was a huge success,” said Union President and Sheriff Investigator Dan Rittenhouse, “Gauged by the smiles on the faces of hundreds of kids that filled Long Point Park. Thanks to everyone who assisted in putting this together and making it as successful as it was.”
Deputies offered child safety seat checks and fingerprinting demonstrations throughout as part of the Safe Child Program.
According to Long Point Park historian Lore DiSalvo, COPS for Kids day has its roots in 1959, when The Livingston County Deputy Sheriffs Association first hosted an annual “Kiddies Day” at Long Point.
Though the event was discontinued in the 1970’s, LC COPS brought back the tradition in 2010.
LC COPS have hosted COPS for Kids every year since 2010. Their reverse draw and golf tourney events fund all activities, so children’s admission is always free.