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The Grand Tour
Cops get a bad rap for their "attitude" but they have a bad attitude because they deal with trash. Put them with kids and you see their real personality. Great post!
By: Cranky on December 15, 2013
Great telling of an important event for all children....meeting the police in an atmosphere of interchange and question, instead of in other situations.
By: Oma Linda on December 15, 2013
too cute through the eyes of a child (or 48)
By: TexWisGirl on December 15, 2013
Not yet? Does he know something we don't? I guess if I get chased by a police dog I should start shouting, "Achtung!" Or something like that.
By: PT Dilloway on December 15, 2013
Big fan of cops!!
By: Tabor on December 15, 2013
What a cool field trip. I would enjoy Harley, but I don't speak much German. I need to learn more. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on December 15, 2013
This story has me smiling - I just can imagine all the admiration in the hearts of the cub scouts!
By: Pixel Peeper on December 15, 2013
Every kid should have a tour like this, and of the fire station to meet the firefighters and EMTs. For the kids and for the grown-ups.
By: mimi on December 15, 2013
What a great way to learn about the police!!
By: fishducky on December 15, 2013
Something they'll never forget. I never knew that about speaking to the dogs in German. makes a lot of sense.
By: Al Penwasser on December 15, 2013
I'm glad they were all dog-lovers. I have had a few kids who are scared to death of dogs, even at the high school age. When they know the drug dog is searching, they panic. And not because they're drug mules. "Can it get in here? I'm afraid of dogs. I hear its toenails! "Don't let it in!" Of course the dogs can't search kids, only lockers in the hall. But some of them have been in tears, shaking, and climbing up on the desk. That chase scenario might make them faint. Of course, these were girls, so I doubt any of them were Cub Scouts. What brave little guys.
By: Val on December 15, 2013
Out of the mouth of babes...great story.
By: Bouncin Barb on December 15, 2013
These kids are very fortunate to have a good tour of the police station and meet and see what policemen actually do.
By: red on December 15, 2013
That is so sweet! They went to a lot of trouble to entertain the kids and help them understand. No one ever did that when I was young, and---come to think of it---I don't think I've ever actually met a policeman.
By: Lexa Cain on December 15, 2013
By: John on December 16, 2013
Feel-good post - just right for the Christmas run-in. I feel more upbeat for having read it. Thank you.
By: Bryan Jones on December 16, 2013
Thankfully this program exists. These kids received a great lesson. Wonderful/Wunderbar
By: Daniel LaFrance on December 16, 2013
Great post. I remember my own son enjoying one of those tours.. or similar. It's good for them to see what those dogs are capable of.. both the working aspect and their loving demeanor. Thanks for posting and thanks to Mrs. CC for sharing her experience.
By: Hilary on December 16, 2013
Perfect! (And Sargent Dawson is one amazing PR man!)
By: Mitchell is Moving on December 16, 2013
Nice to read about such a positive way for kids to interact with the police. We could use this as a positive article in the local paper instead of all the bad things people do. Kudos for the teacher for arranging this for the students! Merry Christmas to Harley and to all the Portland Police!!
By: Kathe W. on December 16, 2013
I love to read about such a fun and positive interaction between the police and children. Sergeant Dawson sounds like he has a great rapport with kids. Gosh, I would of like to gone on that tour.
By: Cheryl P. on December 17, 2013
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