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Friday, April 11, 2014 8:57 PM

Police honor volunteers

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Members of the Ottawa Police Department’s Volunteers in Police Service program stand together after receiving certificates of appreciation from the department during a reception Thursday evening at the Ottawa Law Enforcement Center, 715 W. Second St., Ottawa. The reception took place in conjunction with National Volunteer Week. VIPS members, from left to right, are Kelly Moore, Steve Norris, Ryan McCall, Marc McCall, Lanene Lash, Kent Lash, Darlene Kibble, Rex Carswell, Ron Hughes, volunteer coordinator, and Dennis Butler, Ottawa police chief. Volunteers not pictured include Paul Kennicott, Patti Kennicott, Josh Love and Cindy McCullough.(Photo by Doug Carder/The Ottawa Herald)

They assisted with traffic control at large community events. They registered youths through the Ident-a-Kid program.

They distributed flyers to alert motorists of a new parking enforcement policy on South Elm Street near the fairgrounds to deal with traffic congestion during soccer matches that attracted hundreds of parents and children.

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