Saturday’s Thin Blue Line event was about supporting Columbia Township Police’s Shop with a Cop program and Andy’s Angels.  Money raised is split between the two projects.  In this 3-minute video, you’ll see how Shop with a Cop works.   Included is the heartwarming story about how a girl’s life was changed with a gift.  Officer Ted Breijak, who is assigned duty at the schools, tells how it happened.

Saturday afternoon, Clark Lakers stopped by the Community Center to chat with the Acting Police Chief Jay Niles and Officer Briejak.  Kids enjoyed looking over the police vehicles including a new cruiser that was recently added to the police fleet.

Andy’s Angels is program dedicated to dealing with the scourge of opioid addiction. To learn more about it, please click here

Donations to Shop with a Cop and Andy’s Angels are divided evenly.  If you wish to contribute, you can do so my mailing a check to the Clark Lake Community Center, PO Box 132, Clark Lake, MI 49234.

Attacks on police and defunding departments are hot topics in the news.  What has this meant to officers in the Columbia Township department?  In this video, John Karkheck comments on the nationwide problem, and Acting Chief Niles reports on local reaction to his police force.

Videos and story: Rick Belcher