Hiram – On September 8, the Hiram Police Department held its “Cops and Kids” Fishing Day event at Camp Asbury. The Cops and Kids Fishing Day event is focused on bringing community children closer to police officers and building lifelong bonds. The weather started out with rain, but the skies cleared, the fish were biting, and fun was had by all. “This is an excellent program we intend to hold every year”, Chief Ed Samec said. “Its great to see our police officers interacting with the children and having fun, we had families from Portage and Geauga County come to the event, Zach Ladow of Middlefield caught the biggest largemouth bass of the day.” Chief Ed Samec added. Another intent of the Cops and Kids fishing day event is to bring families closer together with quality time. The Hiram police Department Cops and Kids Fishing Day event was made a success by our sponsors. We would like to graciously thank the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for approving the “Cops and Kids” grant, Buckeye Worm for their donation of the bait, Bergs Eye Apparel, Middlefield Flambeau, Middlefield Save-a-Lot, The Ladow family for catering the event, Great Lakes Outdoor Supply, Ravenna Wal-Mart, Harrison’s Hideaway, Middlefield Plastics, Kiwanis of the Western Reserve. Every person that attended the “Cops and Kids” fishing day event received an event T-shirt, a tackle box, live bait, hula-hoop, fishing lures, and lunch, all being items donated or purchased from the ODNR grant. “This event was awesome and didn’t cost the tax payers anything; it was totally free to anybody who attended” Chief Ed Samec said. The Hiram Police Department intends to have many more community programs that give back to the community.