McLEOD COUNTY, MN – Because of the rise of officers being hurt or killed in the line of duty, a few citizens of McLeod County decided that the officers of McLeod County deserve an event that shows them the citizens appreciate their hard work.
“I thought I should do something to show appreciation for officers,” said Judy Peik of Brownton. “My goal is to give all residents and businesses the opportunity to show their support for law enforcement.”
The public event will feature the police officers, corrections staff, deputies, posse, and conservation officers of McLeod County, and will take place Wednesday, June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in the Agribition Building.
Residents of all ages are welcome to attend and give their thanks and support to McLeod County’s peace officers.
There will be music, children’s activities, rock wall climbing, face and hair painting, and balloon art.
Rehmann and Hutchinson Police Chief Dan Hatten will also be present.
Food will be available as well, for free. There will be hot dogs, beans, chips, cookies, popcorn, bottled water, and coffee.
A free will donation would be appreciated, but is not necessary.
For more information, McLeod Citizens Beside the Badge can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mcLeodcountycitizensbesidethebadge/