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Richmond Heights, Wickliffe and Euclid host free commmunity rollerskating event

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Feb 28, 2022

WICKLIFFE, Ohio — The Wickliffe, Richmond Heights and Euclid police departments took community policing to the roller skating rink on Sunday.

All three departments sponsored the free skating community event at United Skates of America, located at 30325 Palisades Parkway.

"It's just nice because normally you know when police interactions with you sometimes or families could be under difficult circumstances, you know, responding to a scene of a crime, they're a victim. They could be somebody that's getting arrested. It's not always the best environment for us to interact with them. Here it's straight-up fun," said Chief Tom Wetzel, of the Richmond Police Department.

Police say smiles and interaction with families from their communities are priceless.

"I'm grateful that the police officers is paying for everything this," said Alex Brown, a kid from the community who came to skate.

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