Henry, Curtis and Lydia, three students at Alcoa Elementary School in Tennessee, had the special opportunity to feel what it’s like to be a police officer for a day.
The lucky children joined Officer Tate from the Alcoa Police Department for a ride in his police cruiser. The “Ride Along” experience was offered as part of Alcoa Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization’s annual spring silent auction, which was held virtually this year.
The students were each given police hats and their own honorary badges as Tate drove them around the school parking lot multiple times. Each student was able to experience being in the front and back of the car, as they can be seen driving around and sounding the police siren.
The Alcoa Police Department posted on Facebook about the event to thank the school and everyone involved. It read, “The Alcoa Police Department wants to say thanks for the extra help from the “Police Officers” for the day.
Surely, this is an experience these kids will never forget.