DURANT, OK ― Some Durant elementary school students spent the day with some of Oklahoma’s finest. Fifth and sixth graders from Durant Intermediate School were able to experience a day in the life of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer.
The children in the 'gifted and talented' program learned about the lake patrol, the bomb squad, and they were introduced to the tracking dog, Sissy.
"They are not all going to be police officers or troopers, but they do get to see what we have available," Captain Jeff Sewell of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said.
Officials say the goal of their program is to create trust between children and police officers so kids will feel comfortable asking for help if they need it.