By Tim Kowols
A pickup game of soccer at a Sturgeon Bay school has the community celebrating its positive relationships with its police officers. Sturgeon Bay Police Department Officer Preston Hajny was photographed playing soccer with kids before they headed into class for the day. After the photos were posted on social media feeds for the department, Sturgeon Bay School District, and countless others, Hajny says many people have talked to him about the picture and given him positive feedback. He believes it is an example that there is more to being a police officer than writing tickets.
Hajny has been with the department for only a month and says he is already looking forward to participating in other community outreach activities like the “Bigs in Blue” program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Door County.