Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says the public safety departments have been holding the event for about four years, as a way of getting information from people that could aid in the response to an emergency call involving them or a family member.
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The Beatrice Orangemen Football team, BHS cheerleaders and Special Olympics flag football members participated in the event. Special Olympians participated in their own, “tunnel walk”, high-fiving the BHS players and cheerleaders.
Lang says the idea for the information system is modeled after another police department’s program.
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If you were unable to attend last night, you can fill out a form any time of the year, at Beatrice Police or the Fire Department. It only takes a few minutes. Officers also have the forms with them. Lang estimates that about 200 people have done so, since the project began.