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Come out and meet Owensboro law enforcement on Saturday

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Owensboro police and other local law enforcement officers are hoping you will stop by on Saturday to say hello.   

The police department is having a cookout for Police Awareness Day. The event is a way to build a stronger relationships with the community.  

The Owensboro Police Department will have a 5K race in the morning. Proceeds will help fund programs like D.A.R.E and the departments emergency response team.

"Part of the event is for us to foster our relationship with the event and the community. We can't do our job without the aid of the community in most cases. A lot of the times they are our witnesses," said Officer Michael Hathaway with Owensboro police.

The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Owensboro Police Department parking lot.

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