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MENOMONEE FALLS -- In the best-case scenario, police officers and members of the community are partners. Recent incidents have highlighted a fractured relationship -- but not this story.


Cops and Bobbers event in Menomonee Falls

Menomonee Falls police officers and other volunteers took part in "Cops and Bobbers" on Tuesday, July 19th. Along with them were metro area children with disabilities -- all of them attending the ARCH Camp Pow Wow.

ARCH stands for Association for the Rights of Citizens with Handicaps.

Just as important as the new adventure of fishing was the interaction with police -- and vice versa....

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Arch Camp Pow Wow for kids and adults of varying abilities hosted a very special event Tuesday that brought local law enforcement in contact with children who face physical challenges.


Each officer was assigned a camper to help them reel in the big catch.

The "Cops and Bobbers" event was about so much more than the beloved sport, but also about building community relations that can last a lifetime.


"Some of our kids, seeing a police officer might be scary for them," explained Andrea Frisch, Camp Pow Wow Director. "This is a great way to bridge the gap. And make sure that if there was an emergency situation, our campers can be relaxed among police officers....

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