They are building stronger community bonds in Orange County.

The Wallkill Police Department, Town of Wallkill PBA, City of Middletown Police Department, DEC ECOs and Forest Rangers, and a host of volunteers held the first-time fishing event "Cops and Bobbers" for families on June 15.

ECOs Ricky Wood, with K-9 Deming, and Melissa Burgess gave a demonstration highlighting the K-9's specialized training in scent detection and the unique job duties of an ECO K-9.

Afterward, children and their families hit the water with fishing poles and began reeling in the fish.

Successful events like Cops and Bobbers bring families and law enforcement together to build stronger ties to the communities these officers serve.

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