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Police officers strike against child abuse

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 8:42 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - In recognition of Go Big Give on Thursday, local law enforcement battled it out at Westside Bowling Lanes to strike against child abuse.

They were invited by the First Light Child Advocacy Center in Grand Island to help raise funds. The Grand Island Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, and other agencies went head to head in a bowling match.

Officer Trev Bode from the Central City Police Department participated and he wasn’t too confident about his bowling skills.

“I haven’t bowled in like six years, so we’ll see how it goes today,” Ofc. Bode said.

Unfortunately Bode and his team didn’t win because the Merrick County Sheriff’s office did. However, Bode was happy to help raise awareness on child abuse.

“When I got asked I was eager to - show light to the issue because it’s a major issue and if I can show a little light, give some recognition, that’s very appreciated.”

All of the proceeds went towards helping victims of child abuse.

“We provide at no cost to those victims, the forensic interviews for the children, as well as, medical exams for children that have been sexually assaulted,” First Light Child Advocacy Center Director Shannon Krejci said. ”We also provide hair follicle testing to test if a child has been substance exposed or ingested any kind of drug.”

For more information on how to donate before the deadline on Thursday at midnight visit this website.

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