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Who: The Waterbury Police Department and Frankie’s Hotdogs have teamed up to support Special Olympics Connecticut’s (SOCT) Cop-on-Top.

What: Cop-on-Top – Police officers will climb to the roof of Frankie’s, where they will collect donations. 100% of the proceeds go to Special Olympics Connecticut.

Where/When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Frankie’s, 700 Watertown Avenue, Waterbury. The event will begin at 12:00 Noon and end at 3:00 PM.

Why: Officers from the Waterbury Police Department are going to new heights for Special Olympics Connecticut. Visit Frankie’s on Saturday, October 12th and make a donation to officers who will be sitting on the roof of the building. All of the money raised will support over 14,000 athletes with and without intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut programming. Cop-on-Top fundraisers fall under the Law Enforcement Torch Run program. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind experience! Click for more information.

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Halloween is an exciting holiday for children, but they can be vulnerable to injury this night. To ensure trick-or-treaters stay safe, the Waterbury Police Department recommends the following for children:


  • Always trick-or-treat with an adult until at least age 12
  • Only trick-or-treat in familiar, well-lit areas
  • Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals & crosswalks
  • Look left, right & ...left again when crossing streets. Always walk… DON’T RUN when crossing streets
  • Make eye contact with drivers and watch for cars that are turning or backing up
  • Walk on sidewalks or paths; if there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic, as far to the left as possible
  • Never dart out into the street or cross in between cars
  • Wear light colored, flame-retardant costumes decorated with reflective tape or stickers
  • Wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes to prevent trips & falls
  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick to increase your visibility to drivers
  • Wear face paint & make-up; masks can restrict a child’s vision

Talk to your kids about these tips and do your part to ensure a safe and Happy Halloween for them!

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