BNSF Police officers John Smith, Greg Thares and Jim Brown recently assisted the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office with the 2019 Safety City event in Centralia, Wash. Safety City is sponsored by Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and Operation Life Saver.

Surrounding law enforcement agencies and local fire department members staffed five different stations, demonstrating safety measures for students, teachers and parents. In addition to hearing about railroad crossing safety and the dangers of trespassing, the kids also learned about calling 911, school bus safety, boat and water safety and more. More than 1,000 kids participated during the four-day event, ranging in grades from kindergarten to second.