Kids Appreciate Cops

Tuesday was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

If you missed it — like I did — don’t worry. This story will make up for it.

Dr. Joan and Dennis Poster are long-time police supporters, here and nationally. When the Westport couple mentioned the day to their grandsons Max, Jack and Sam Eigen, the boys decided to do something to show their own support.

Max — a junior at Staples High School — and Bedford Middle School 7th grader Sam asked their friends to write down what they appreciate most about our police. The boys put the notes in a “gratitude jar.” Yesterday morning at Town Hall, they presented it to department officials.

Max and Sam Eigen yesterday, with (from left) Deputy Chief Sam Arciola, Police Chief Foti Koskinas and Officer Nat Batlin, at Westport Town Hall.

Jack asked his Fairfield Country Day School classmates to do the same. He put those notes in another jar, and handed it to Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara and the department.

Police and kids both get plenty of bad press.

Today it’s all good.

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