May 23, 2001 10:39 PM
Kids' Safety Fair...Kimberly
Colleyville Police Department in conjunction with Kroger, held a
Safety Fair Saturday, May 19, 2001, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in the
Kroger parking lot located at 4904 Colleyville Blvd. Kroger
sponsored a slide for the kids as well as hot dogs and drinks.
this year were: Colleyville Police Department, Colleyville
Fire Department, Animal Control, North Richland Hills Crime
Prevention Unit, Bedford Crime Prevention Unit, US Coast Guard
Auxiliary, American Red Cross, Woman's Crisis Center of Tarrant
Count, the Blue Knights Chapters 1 and 21 of Texas Law Enforcement
Motorcycle Club, Murray Home Security, Campus Crime Stoppers, and
the Tarrant County Auto Theft Task Force had their trailer with
literature and their "piece mill" truck. The truck
was made from stolen vehicles and no two parts came off the same
truck. Also, M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers)
furnished a wrecked Arlington Police Car. Two officers lost
their lives in this vehicle while on duty when a drunk driver
crashed into them.
250 to 300 people attended this years event. The attendance
was a little low compared to past years. Officer Hudgins
stated, "This could be due to the heat or the fact that there
were approximately six other safety events in Tarrant County on
the same day. I can't say why they picked May 19 but we
chose this date because it is the end of Police Week.
Officers Memorial Day is on May 15. Police Week runs from
the Sunday before to the Saturday after May 15." May 15
was approved as Peace Officers Memorial Day on October 1, 1962.
To find out more, go to http://www.nationalcops.org/law.htm.
goal of the Safety Fair was to enhance the communities knowledge
on safety issues. They provided pamphlets, coloring books,
pencils and other items that all had different safety tips on
them. They were also there to answer questions from adults
and children regarding safety.
were a total of 12 Blue Knights and motorcycles that attended the
event. The Blue Knights are a non-profit fraternal
organization consisting of active and retired law enforcement men
and women who enjoy riding motorcycles. The Blue Knights
began in the Spring of 1974 with seven officers. Since they
have formed 391 chapters in 14 countries with a total of 12,866
members. They sponsor numerous charity and fund raising
events across the country. Officer Bill Hudgins, Colleyville
Police Department, is a member of Chapter 21 and stated, "The
Blue Knights are here to enhance peoples attitude toward law
enforcement and motorcycles at the same time." In order
to become a Blue Knight you must be a police officer, peace
officer, or in law enforcement and ride a motorcycle. To
find more information regarding the Blue Knights, visit their
website at http://www.blueknights.org/.
Colleyville Police Department will be doing another large safety
fair in October in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Expo.
Also in October, they will be having a Senior Fraud Conference at
the Arlington First Baptist Church. This is a multi
agency program coordinated through SALT. SALT is an acronym
for Seniors and Law enforcement Together. The organization
was created to get seniors and local police working together to
prevent Seniors from becoming crime victims. The SALT
Council of Tarrant County meets every month on the first Tuesday
at 2pm. Locations vary month to month. Contact
Officers Hudgins at 817-281-5007 to get on the mailing list.
For more information, visit the Special Announcements and Events
page at http://www.colleyville.com/05police/spclann.htm.
speaking with Officer Hudgins, it came to LNO's attention that
they are still in need of two crossing guards for next year.
One position is for 7:30 to 8:30 AM and 2:30 to 3:30 PM. The
other is from 7:45 to 8:45 AM and 2:45 to 3:45 PM. The pay
is $10 per hour ($20 a day) and all of the equipment is provided.
All you have to do is show up on school days and help the GCISD
children safe. For additional information or to confirm your
position, please contact Officer Hudgins at the Colleyville Police
Department 817-281-5007 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
courtesy of Officer Bill Hudgins and the Colleyville Police