An event that celebrates neighborhood safety and community partnerships with police drew people of all ages to the Wiscasset town office lawn Tuesday, Aug. 6. Activities included a bounce house, touch the trucks area, dunk tank, games and raffles and food to buy, which will benefit the DARE program. Families also gathered around for a canine demonstration with Lincoln County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin Dennison.
After the demonstration with the dog he works with, Dennison said he has always enjoyed working with dogs. “I’ve had dogs growing up ever since I was a little kid, so this has always been a dream of mine. I’ve been fortunate with the Sheriff’s Office where they allow me to work with canines. It’s a really good job where you can go out there and at the end of the day when you search for a lost kid or a lost Alzheimer's patient and you are actually able to find them, it’s a really good feeling to work with the dog and to be able to do that for people.”
Asked what he loves about doing these types of demonstrations for the public, Dennison said: “This actually isn’t new to me. I have been able to do canine demonstrations at every school in the county. When I do Dining with a Deputy, I will ask to bring in the dogs and educate the kids with a canine demonstration. It’s a great thing to be able to do.”