Police raffle off bikes to kids at the fair

(WEAU) - Thursday, kids at the fair got up close and personal with some local police officers.

Fortunately, it was during a meet and greet several law enforcement agencies are having at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Officers were giving kids packs of Milwaukee Brewers baseball cards, and holding a special bike raffle where kids had a chance to win one of 8 bikes.

Officers say it’s a chance to show a friendlier side to the children.

Kyle Roder with the Eau Claire Police says "You know we like to talk with kids, show that it’s not always a scary thing when the police are around and we're here to help them and this is one of the venues to do that."

Roder says officers from several local law enforcement agencies will be around all weekend handing out bikes and baseball cards.

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