Series of events to thank police begins next month

August 23, 1999|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

Police and area businesses have scheduled events to honor Baltimore's protectors during Police Officer Appreciation Week next month.

Events will begin Sept. 7 with breakfasts for officers at each of the nine police districts, followed by a breakfast Sept. 8 at Police Headquarters for community association leaders.

The Baltimore Zoo is sponsoring a police family entertainment night. The Baltimore Orioles have given the department baseball tickets for officers, and the police youth choir will sing the national anthem at a game Sept. 10.

The week was the idea of Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier. "He wanted the officers who are responsible for crime going down to be recognized," said department spokesman Robert W. Weinhold Jr. "The cornerstone of community policing is police- community partnerships."

Police are asking businesses or individuals who would like to help with events to call Robert Weinhold at 410-396-2012.

Pub Date: 8/23/99

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