drydendpsPolice help give back to the Dryden community.Cruisers are stuffed with toys and gifts across the district today, as the OPP unpacks from their Stuff-a-cruiser event.

"It's going very well," said Const. John Duguay of the Sioux Lookout detachment.

The event is held in partnership with other emergency services, as they give back to the communities they serve.stuffedDrydenFirefighters collect for those in need in Dryden.

The Dryden Police Service also participated in partnership with local emergency such as Northwest EMS, Dryden Fire Service, MNRF. The public were able to drop off donations at Safeway, Canadian Tire, Extra Foods and Walmart. 

The Dryden Peewee Frostbite players - who are registered for the Good Deeds Cup - were also involved.

At the end of the day, four stuffed police vehicles, as well as a full ambulance, fire truck and MNRF vehicle. Cash donations of $5,500 were matched by Dryden GM for a total of about $11,000.

Constable Duguay also offered some advice for drivers on the roads over the holidays.

suffedA stuffed cruiser is what it's all about."Basically, it's making sure people aren't texting and driving. That's our most important tip to get out there," he said. "It is the cause of a lot of accidents, more than impaired driving."

 

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