BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City police make a special visit to the elementary school where a third grader suffered a fatal fall.
Tracey Leong has reaction on the surprise that was much needed.READ MORE: People In Baltimore Protest In Solidarity, Mourning Daunte Wright's Death After He Was Fatally Shot By Police During Traffic Stop In Minnesota
After tragically losing one of their classmates, Gwynns Falls Elementary School students were treated to a unique surprise.
Baltimore police–taking over the playground.
“Centered around the recent tragedy here at the school when the children lost one of their very fine friends,” said Captain Bernard Douglas, Baltimore Police Department.
In September, third grader Darius Clark suffered a fatal fall at Gwynns Falls Elementary School.
Hoping to lift students’ spirits, special units with Baltimore City police made a trip to their school.READ MORE: Pause In Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Could Delay Maryland's Goals As Baltimore City Emerges As Potential New Hotspot
“K-9, Foxtrot, mounted, our motors unit as well as SWAT came out to show presentations to give the kids an idea of what we do on a daily basis,” said Sgt. Naisha Capel, Baltimore Police Department.
They even got the chance to try on real police gear.
“Reaction was absolutely tremendous. They are very appreciative and very excited about interacting with the police today,” said Captain Douglas.
In addition to showing their support, the police are also hoping to build a stronger relationship with the children.
“So as they grow up, they will know in the back of their minds the police are still there for them and that we love and care for them,” said Sgt. Capel.
The Northwestern District plans to continue their community engagement and they hope to visit other area schools.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment?
Darius Clark died September 29 in the hospital, five days after falling and fracturing his skull at Gwynns Falls Elementary School.