First annual Kids, Cops and Cars event on Iron Range - May 12

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Sheriff's Office • 100 North Fifth Avenue West • Duluth, MN 55802
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Ross Litman

Date: May 2, 2022

Media Contact: Deputy Brock Kick
(218) 780-3250

First annual Kids, Cops and Cars event on Iron Range set for May 12

Squad cars and other law enforcement vehicles, K-9s and more will be on display, from approximately 10 different law enforcement agencies, during the first annual Kids, Cops and Cars event. The free, family-friendly celebration is Thursday, May 12, 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the new Iron Trail Motors Event Center, 821 South 9th Avenue in Virginia.

As the name suggests, Kids, Cops and Cars is an opportunity for children and families to meet local law enforcement officers, see emergency vehicles up close, watch various demonstrations including from law enforcement K-9s, and more. Free goodie bags and cotton candy will be given away while supplies last. Additionally, food will be available for purchase.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and police departments from across the Iron Range are partnering, along with several state agencies, to offer what they hope will become an annual event.

"We see this as an opportunity to have some fun and build relationships," said Deputy Brock Kick of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, who is helping coordinate the event. "Kids love climbing in cars and seeing what K-9s can do, and our hope is to turn this into an annual celebration in this part of the county."

The event is planned for outdoors in the event center parking lot, and is expected to take place rain or shine.