Community events bring law enforcement, community together

A public gathering hosted Thursday by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office in the village of Lakeview was the latest in a handful of such initiatives to engage residents throughout the county in a relaxed, fun setting.

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From the left: Halle Roby, and Porscha Davis, along with Mandi Craig, Cali Jo Davis and Kameryn Davis get creative with body art and face paint during a community event put on Thursday by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office at the former Lakeview Fire Department. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

“This certainly is a concerted effort to get out into the communities we serve and let people know we’re here for them,” Chief Deputy Chris Prickett said of the event conducted in the former fire department, next to the municipal building.

Several Indian Lake-area residents stopped by for food and cold drinks under a tent set up in the parking lot, and stayed to blow bubbles, paint and play corn hole.

“I think it’s great that the sheriff’s office comes out and hosts events like this in our community,” said Morgan Davis, of Lakeview, who attended Thursday with her sister, Mandi Craig of Russells Point, and their children.

“We want our kids to learn that they can trust police and sheriff’s deputies, and these types of events are great to teach them that.”

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