Yesterday, in San Lorenzo, an Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy was held hostage.... by pre-schoolers! lol
Deputy Fenton Culley, of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving Unit (COPPS), visited a San Lorenzo pre-school on Thursday March 21, 2014, as part of their "community helpers" month.
Deputy Culley catches bad guys in San Lorenzo, but he also gives up a lot of his time to help teach the community about public safety.
Deputy Culley arrived at the pre-school just in time for fingerprinting..... gotta love 24 pre-schoolers with ink on their fingers, all ready to go...
He explained every single part of his uniform including, as he says, "my fast running shoes so I can run after the bad guys." He showed them his body-camera and his dispatch radio. He showed them his badge and baton.
Deputy Culley brought the kids some Alameda County police officer goodie bags that had coloring books and nice loud whistles for the kids to take home and entertain their parents.
Deputy Culley lectured the class.... who are we kidding???... he got a word in edge-wise about being safe, listening to their parents and how and when to call 911...
And then.... he asked if there were questions... to which fine questions were asked like.... "I have a brown dog." (gotta love 4 years olds...)
In the 20 minute presentation, which probably felt to the kids that it lasted all day long.... the kids had a blast! It is reported that all 24 surrounded him like a swarm of zombies... they apparently really liked Deputy Culley.
It's ok- Deputy Culley was saved by his new partner, as seen in the photos.... (because your partner has always got your back....) ;)
Thank you Deputy Culley and your new partner for saving the day.... and for helping the pre-schoolers learn a very good and appropriate lesson about Community Helpers!
And thank you very much to OUR Community Helpers- the Alameda County Sheriff's Department for hosting this. You have San Lorenzo's back!...