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Dunkirk Police honor local students with breakfast

Officer Rozumalski is picking up 5th Grade Dunkirk School 5 student Jose Olivo-Agosta, 11, from his class while being honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons.
4th Grade Dunkirk School 7 student Wilfred Parrilla-Rivera was honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons after being picked up by Chief Ortolano and Officer Edwin Gomez.
4th Grade Dunkirk School 7 student Wilfred Parrilla-Rivera was honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons after being picked up by Chief Ortolano and Officer Edwin Gomez.
5th Grade Central Christian Academy student Hannah Walker was honored by DPD with breakfast at Tim Hortons after being picked up by Officer Amy Noble and Officer Edwin Gomez.

Last Spring, the Dunkirk Police Department launched a community program where a student is picked up at their school by a City Police Officer and taken for breakfast in a marked patrol car to Tim Hortons on Lakeshore Drive East.

Dave and Gina Kron from Tim Hortons reserve a special table for the student and they graciously donate the cost of the student’s breakfast.

After breakfast, the student is taken for a short ride with the police officer and then taken back to school. This program is an excellent opportunity for the students and parents to have a positive interaction with their police officers and to build a positive relationship.

The program is aimed at rewarding students for their hard work and that their police officers and community appreciate that hard work.

Chief Ortolano said, “We want to commend the Krons and their employees at Tim Hortons for taking such good care of us when we bring the students in for breakfast. They truly are a great community business partner. We also want to thank all the schools for working together with us on this program. It is these types of programs that continue to build positive police/community relations that will pay off in the future and hopefully create a few future police officers as well.”

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