Police officers and their families share a special bond with one another, and getting the chance to spend time with each other outside of work helps build that camaraderie. That's one reason the Dalton Police Department put together a cookout for patrol officers, support staff, and their families on Saturday. The cookout was for first and second shift officers while third shift officers and detectives will have a separate cookout later this summer.
Captain Cliff Cason manned the grill with fellow officers to cook hot dogs and hamburgers. Officers got the chance to eat and relax and play some friendly games of bean bag toss in the parking lot while their kids played on an inflatable bounce house. The weather cooperated, with hot sunny skies holding out long enough for the event to wrap up at 2 pm before dumping more rain on Dalton.
Below: Images from Saturday's cookout (click here to see more pictures on the DPD Facebook page)