Coming together at Faith and Blue

The Keizer Police Department staged its second Faith and Blue event on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Central Cristiano Agape Church in Keizer.

The nation-wide event is designed to create stronger and safe communities by opening dialogue between law enforcement and faith-based organizations.

The Keizer event featured free hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages. Attendees enjoyed volleyball, two bounce houses and a K-9 demonstration witjh Max and his handler, Sgt. Jeremy Darst.

Officers and cadets mingled with the crowd, many of whom were parishioners of the church, represented by church counselor Daniel Garica.

Attendees serve themselves food at Faith and Blue.

Keizer Police officers Paul Quintero (left) and Tim Hein.

Kids enjoy a bounce house.

The Hererra family break for a picnic at Faith and Bljue. From left: Leah, 6, Nehemiah, 2, Emily, Daniel, Ethily, 1 and Leila. 9