January 12, 2016 Prince William County and the Virginia State Police reported that on January 9, 2016 they engaged in some good old fashioned community events with some very young people in the form of a birthday celebration. What a great way to make a wonderful impression with the youth.
Prince William County Police Department posted some great photos along with the following on their facebook page:
Prince William and State Police had the pleasure of attending a birthday party this weekend for one of our younger citizens. We had a great time and always appreciate pizza and cake! Thanks to the Thacker family for the invitations and the photos. (Never too early to recruit.)
Karen Thacker to Prince William County Police Department
I would like to thank these officers and one other not pictured who completely made my sons birthday party! It was by far the best! The officers even stayed for pizza and cake! A party my son and guest will always remember!
All photos credit: Karen Thacker
Side note from the Wide Blue Line: It is far better for children to see Police Officers in such an atmosphere than to have parents tell their children “See that Policeman over there, if you don’t behave I am going to have him take you to jail” Please Never do that to your kids parents, if you do, they will always have a negative view of Law Enforcement and be fearful of them.