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Posted on: September 28, 2022


Child standing next to police officers and a police car with a new bicycle

The Johnston Police Department gave away a brand new set of wheels to Kent, who was “Busted in a Good Way” this summer. Kent received the ticket for safely riding his helmet while pedaling his bicycle. Luckily his ticket wasn’t one he had to pay for. Kent was able to redeem a free ice cream cone at Van Dee’s Ice Cream Shoppe and his ticket went into a drawing for a new bicycle.

“This is the program's seventh year,” said Sergeant Grandon. “It provides a great way for uniformed officers to interact in a positive way with children in our community and help them understand the importance of good bicycle safety. Safely crossing the roadway, wearing a helmet and using good hand signals will alert motorists and ensures safety.”

The officers look forward to handing out more tickets in 2023. The Johnston Police Department thanks Van Dee’s for their continued partnership with this program.

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