Students honor local police officers

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As part of its annual Adopt-A-Cop program, fourth-grade students from each elementary school honored officers from the Freeport Police Department at special assemblies.

Giblyn, Archer, New Visions and Bayview Avenue schools welcomed the officers with a variety of illustrations, songs, poems and essays during each school’s ceremony. At Giblyn, student representatives from each class read letters of appreciation to the visiting officers. Students serenaded them with musical selections, including school theme song “Do You Know Who We Are,” and presented them with Adoption Certificates.

The program, which is coordinated by Officer Steven Rampanelli, is designed to foster communication between the children and local law enforcement officials. Approximately 40 officers participate in the program annually.