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Police, Firefighters Hold Safety Event At Park

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Posted: April 26, 2014

Harrisonburg police officer Matt Ropp meets brothers Max (in car) and Conner Crews of Barboursville during a safety demonstration Friday at A Dream Come True Playground on Neff Avenue in Harrisonburg. The inaugural event, Safe Kids Day, was a collaborative effort among the Harrisonburg police and fire departments, Central Shenandoah Valley Safe Kids Coalition, Sentara RMH Medical Center and The Gus Bus. (Photos By Holly Marcus / Special To The DN-R)
Ariel Rodriguez, Harrisonburg Fire Department’s child safety seat technician, shows Amanda Bolt-Burtner of Penn Laird about a safety recall on her car seat during Friday’s Safe Kids Day event.
Britney Kerley, 4, of Mount Solon, shows off her new promotion as a junior officer for the Harrisonburg Police Department at the safety demonstrations the HPD and HFD were doing at A Dream Come True Playground on Friday.
Conner Crews, 3, of Barboursville, looks at a HFD helmet that is made of leather at the safety demonstrations the HFD and HPD were doing at A Dream Come True Playground on Friday.

HARRISONBURG — Instead of swinging on the swings at the Dream Come True Playground on Friday morning, 4-year-old Britney Kerley hopped into the front seat of a Harrisonburg police cruiser.

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