On Saturday, May 6, 2023, members from Garrett County’s law enforcement agencies held the second annual Garrett County Fish with a Cop event at the Accident Pond. Children were paired with police officers for the day’s event strengthening relationships between police and the community. The day consisted of officers picking up the selected children, providing rides to the event, fishing, food, games, and gifts before returning them home. The event was very successful and rewarding and the weather capped off a perfect day.
We would like to thank all of the children and parents/guardians who participated or provided permission for the children to participate. We would like to thank the following organizations for their commitment and generosity in making this event very successful. The event would not have been possible without their assistance. Garrett County Department of Social Services, Garrett County Schools, Town of Accident, Zion Lutheran Church (Accident), Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries, Nicklow’s Wholesale Tackle, Willow Spring Wholesale Bait, Arrowhead Market, Subway (Deep Creek Lake), RM/June Bugs Party Rentals, American Rent-All, Bruce Opel, Tees Me T’s (TMT), Savage Design, Trophies Unlimited, G&W Lumber, Garrett County Emergency Services and all of the individual officers and other volunteers.