Officers Volunteer to take Oren Fishing
About 2 weeks ago, the Kirkland Police Department received an e-mail from one of our local citizens who was curious as to if the Police Department had any “fishing related events” coming up. Teresa was reaching out to the police department because her 5 year old special needs son “Oren” has become “completely obsessed with going fishing – with police officers”. Teresa said that Oren is very specific about this fishing trip. The officers have to be in uniform and they have to “take off their police officer hats and put on fishing caps to go fishing with us”.
Well, this was not a normal request to the police department and it caught the eye of one of our Administrative Assistants and a Captain. After some discussion and checking, Oren’s fishing trip will become a reality. On Wednesday July 9th between 10:30 and 12:30 in the afternoon, 20 officers will be volunteering their time, along with some of their families, and spending it fishing and enjoying a picnic lunch with Oren and his mom. And yes, the officers will be in full uniform and wearing fishing caps. In speaking with some of the officers, they all say that they can’t think of a better way to spend their off duty time. The fishing trip will be at the Gold Creek Trout Farm, 15844 148th Ave. NE in Woodinville.