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Students Surprise Officers During National Police Week

Officers Adam McKinley and John Conti of the Jamestown Police Department are pictured Monday morning at Clinton V. Bush Elementary School. Students surprised the officers for National Police Week. P-J photos by Eric Tichy
Pictured are McKinley, Conti and Matt Rhinehart, community resource officer.
Pictured is Matt Rhinehart, community resource officer.

Officers John Conti and Adam McKinley of the Jamestown Police Department thought they were taking part in a routine lock down drill Monday morning at Clinton V. Bush Elementary School.

Instead, the officers were greeted by students loudly chanting “JPD,” “JPD,” JPD” while holding signs in support of the department during National Police Week.

“It was a good surprise,” Conti said afterward. “I thought we were doing a lock down drill.”

Kathryn Benson, Bush school principal, said Tamu Reinhardt from the Jamestown Public Schools district office sent word of National Police Week, held in May annually recognizing police officers. Benson shared the information with her team at Bush, “and we began brainstorming ideas that we could do to celebrate our local Jamestown Police Department.”

See Tuesday’s edition of The Post-Journal for complete coverage.

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