Books with the Blue on Thursday
Published 11:44 am Friday, April 22, 2022
LPD reads to children at library
LANDRUM––Thursday morning, Landrum Police Department officers gathered at Landrum Library to read to children. Books with the Blue is an annual event held by LPD officers as an opportunity to interact with all types of age groups in the community.
School Resource Officer Sergeant Jamey Shehan says he brainstormed this idea in conjunction with LPD’s commitment to provide the best possible law enforcement agency in the upstate.
This year at Books with the Blue, an officer requested to read Dr. Suess’s Green Eggs and Ham to about 10-20 children of the community.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event was unable to take place last year, making this year the second annual Books with the Blue.
This event involved officers volunteering to not only read to children, but volunteering to color with them and provide drinks and snacks. On Thursday, LPD officers brought their new patrol vehicles so the kids could interact with a police car and ask questions about an officer’s law enforcement duties.
Sergeant Shehan says, “This is my passion to reach the kids of our community through positive interations and meaningful relationships with the parents and children of our community.”
Other LPD events include Coffee with a Cop, Breakfast with the Blue, and Annual Litter Pickup.