‘Kids Day’ Held at Barnstable High School Featuring Local First Responders

HYANNIS – The Barnstable Police Department along with fire departments from several villages in town, hosted their annual “Kids Day” Wednesday, attracting thousands of spectators to Barnstable High School, as a way to promote community inclusion.

“It’s a community event with police officers and fire officials. This year we actually have the Army here. We were also fortunate enough to see the the Fire Marshal’s Wildfire Services head to the Cape as well,” said Barnstable Police Detective Kevin Connolly.

“Everybody who plays a part in keeping people safe in the community is here taking part,” he said.

‘Kids Day’ falls just one day after the ‘National Night Out’ which allows people of all ages to join local law enforcement for food, games, and community building activities across the Cape.

“We try to build a partnership. Unfortunately in society now and the media you see things where we are not always portrayed as the people we are supposed to be. We are all human beings, we are here with our own kids, and we are all here because we want to keep the community safe,” said Connolly.

Next year’s event will feature a police helicopter show and a K-9 tactical response demonstration, both of which had to be cancelled during this year’s gathering, due to local calls for duty being dispatched at the same time as the event.

By JOHN BONDAREK, CapeCod.Com News Center

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