PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – Parker police officers spent their Saturday teaching more than 160 kids how to fish.

They held their Cops and Bobbers event at a pond at Lincoln Avenue and Havana Street. Cabela’s donated all of the equipment and had staff there to help.

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Kids learned how to cast a line and got to keep all the fishing gear they used.

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“It’s a good positive way to interact with the kids. I grew up fishing at a very young age. It kept me out of trouble, got me outside, got me doing things that I still do to this day,” a Parker police officer said. “So it’s a good public interaction with police officers and kids and something they can do for the rest of the summer and years on.”

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Each kid was allowed to take home two fish they caught.