CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - A number of agencies, including police, fire, Marines, street maintenance and utility crews were at Carmel's Public Safety Day Saturday to teach residents about what they do.
It was a great opportunity for those to say thanks to a group that often goes unsung.
24-Hour News 8 spoke with a Carmel Police officer that said it's understandable, because law enforcement is usually involved when something bad that has happened. When they do get a "thank you," it goes a long way.
“Stuck his hand out and said, 'thank you!' That really means a lot to us in law enforcement. A young man who has an appreciation for law enforcement and an understanding of what public safety is all about really means a lot to not only law enforcement but all of us in public safety," Officer D.J Schoeff said.
Organizers say the goal is for the families to leave Safety Day knowing more than they did when they arrived.
That way, residents can be introduced and taught safety concerns from the professionals.
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