Police officers from several cities head to Westwood picnic, interact with all ages

The picnic was complete with children's activities and a helping hand from officers, including those from Prairie Village.
The picnic was complete with children’s activities and a helping hand from officers, including those from Prairie Village.

Nearly 200 citizens turned out Saturday for a neighborhood picnic hosted by Westwood and Kansas City, Kan., police.

Officers from a number of neighboring jurisdictions – not just Westwood and KCK – were on hand during the afternoon to talk with residents and answer questions. The Westwood Police Department had initiated the picnic to thank the community for the support shown since the shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge this summer.

From the left KCKPD Deputy Chief Tyrone Garner, Wyandotte District Attorney Elect Mark Dupree, Mayor John Ye’, Virginia E. Sewing Jo Co NAACP, Ken Richardson Walmart Manager, and then me
Greeting guests at the picnic were  KCK Deputy Chief Tyrone Garner, Wyandotte District Attorney-Elect Mark Dupree, Mayor John Ye’, Virginia E. Sewing of Johnson County NAACP, Ken Richardson, Westwood Walmart Manager, and Westwood Police Chief Greg O’Halloran.

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