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.READ MORE: 'All The More Jobs': Sen. John Hickenlooper Aims For More Federal Funding For DIA Projects
Kids learned how to cast a line and got to keep all the fishing gear they used.READ MORE: Suzanne Morphew Disappearance: Husband Barry Morphew Now Facing Murder Charges, No Body Found
“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.”MORE NEWS: Colorado Latinos Celebrate Cinco De Mayo After Disproportionate Impact From COVID
Each kid was allowed to take home two fish they caught.