WHITE LAKE — In alignment with Sunshine Corner Daycare’s “Community Helpers” theme for the month of October, Officer Jay Davis from the White Lake Police Department spent Tuesday morning, Octob. 27, with 16 children 2 to 3 years old educating them on law enforcement’s role in the community.
Officer Davis pulled up with his lights on to the group of children who were waiting with obvious excitement. After a show-and-tell lesson with his uniform and equipment, the children participated in a question and answer session.
Officer Davis then demonstrated fingerprinting with the children and sent a fingerprint card home with each child bearing two of their fingerprints along with a sweet treat.
After the fingerprinting activity, Officer Davis allowed each child to sit in the passenger seat of his patrol car and let them turn on the lights and siren.
“The children really enjoyed him being here and had a lot of fun,” said daycare owner Sharon Guyton.
Several parents brought their children in Wednesday morning telling the instructors that the children were ecstatic about their time spent with Officer Davis the previous morning and that the children recanted in detail his visit to their class with their parents Tuesday night.
The presentation was part of a monthly initiative put on by Guyton and instructors Aspen Batten, Crystal McDaniel and Shala Cox that focused on various community helpers and their involvement in the Bladen County area. The group also received visits from the Elizabethtown Fire Department and Bladen County EMS during the month of October.