Young Butler County anglers try their luck at Fish with a Cop event

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies and the Fairfield Optimist Club teamed up today for the premiere Fish with a Cop event.

About 40 children, ages 7-14, lined the lake on Joe Nuxhall Way for fun and conversation with law enforcement.

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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones was in attendance, but said he didn’t dip a line in the water.

“The kids were there for the fun, they didn’t care who the sheriff was. They were concentrating on that fish,” Jones said.

One young angler even caught a turtle.

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Bait, poles and tackle were donated by local businesses, and prizes were awarded for biggest catch and other categories.

Jones said the sheriff’s office plans to continue the event annually as part of community policing programs.

“With the current trend toward law enforcement, it is good for kids to know cops are just regular people who can get out and have fun,” Jones said.

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