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Congratulations to New Park Police Officer.

Congratulations to new Park Police Officer Christopher Bratburd, who graduated from the 62nd session of the Montgomery County Police Academy. A ceremony was held December 17th to celebrate his accomplishment.

An intense six-month program, the Academy teaches police officer candidates what they need to know to be successful as an officer. Officer Bratburd will now begin his field training program.

Officer Bratburd

First Park Police "Turkey Bowl" Big Success.

The Park Police held their first-ever “Turkey Bowl” at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center on November 19, 2015. The “Brainchild” of Officer Sabrina Pirtle who organized the event, the Turkey Bowl provided turkeys, stuffing, and canned goods for Thanksgiving dinner to almost 20 families. The children had a great time knocking pins down with Cornish hens and some parents even tried their hand at bowling.

Thanks to everyone from the Parks Department who donated and/or worked the event. There was great appreciation from the families. One Father said, “Wow, people just don’t do this anymore, thank you.” One mother was so overjoyed and appreciative that all she could do was cry. She said she just didn’t know what she was going to do this Thanksgiving before this event.

During the event, Officer Sabrina and the Community Center Director noticed a sad little boy. When asked what was wrong he said that he won’t get a turkey because his mom didn’t come.This little boy had come with a different family because his mom was at her second job. Of course, he went home with a turkey.

Again, thank you everyone for making this event one of the best.The Department of Parks Family was a blessing to many families this year.

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Turkey Bowling
Date of last update: December 18, 2015