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UTPD Officers Read to Preschoolers in Honor of Read Across America Day

Corporal Tim Cutwright reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

Corporal Tim Cutwright reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

University of Tennessee Police Department officers and staff today read to preschoolers in celebration of Read Across America Day.

The staff sat in toddler-sized chairs or got down on the carpet with the children and shared some of their favorite books at both locations of the UT Early Learning Center.

The children had the chance to ask the officers questions about their jobs, such as “Why do police officers take people to jail?” and “Why do some officers have dogs?”

The initiative was part of Read Across America Day, an annual nationwide reading celebration on March 2 in honor of children’s author Dr. Seuss. Because the date falls on a weekend, UTPD commemorated the day today.

Officer Mike Williams reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

Officer Mike Williams reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

Corporal Ashley Blue reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

Corporal Ashley Blue reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

Corporal Mike Emerson reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

Corporal Mike Emerson reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019

Communications Supervisor Anastasia Morrisey reads to children at the UT Early Learning Center on Friday, March 1, 2019.

CONTACT

Lola Alapo (865-974-1094, lalapo@utk.edu)