Ellisville Police Department’s Annual Kids Safety Day was held on Saturday, October 1 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the parking lot of 15800 Manchester Road in conjunction with St. John Church. Ellisville Police joined forces with other emergency responders from area fire and police departments who provided assistance in keeping area children safe. What started out many years ago as a community service to help parents learn how to properly install child car seats and fit bicycle helmets on children, has grown into a fun “carnival atmosphere” for children and parents to learn all kinds of ways to keep safe. Approximately 20 vendors brought demonstrations and spoke on their areas of expertise concerning safety. The various booths included St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Luke’s Urgent Care, 4 Legged Kids, Farmers Insurance, Nisbet Family Chiropractic, Christian Motorcyclist Association, Family Dentistry of Ellisville, Lucky’s Market, Daniel Boone Library, and the FBI. Safety information included information regarding bicycle safety, sun safety, oral hygiene, backpack safety, Internet safety, missing children information, how to eat healthy, staying safe around pets and much more.  Parents were able to get free car seat installation/instructions and a total of 96 free bicycle helmets provided by St. Louis County Health Department were properly fitted on children by certified technicians. Other popular attractions included hands-on crafts for children provided by Home Depot and Michaels Arts and Crafts, Ronald McDonald Safety Show, K-9 demonstrations from Dark and his partner Corporal Corey Smith, Creve Coeur Photo Ops, face painting, balloons and a clown provided by Assistance League of St. Louis, McGruff the Crime Dog, Ellisville Police drug goggles, and Bonhomme Masonic Lodge 45 providing children fingerprinting and ID photographs. Everyone enjoyed the free carnival games and prizes, raffles were drawn for gift certificates and other items, and food donated by generous area businesses. First responder emergency equipment and vehicles were on display from Ballwin Police, St. Louis County Police, Metro West Fire Protection District, and Eureka Fire District. D & L Towing brought a big tow truck for kids to see up close and the Ellisville Police “Hummer” was on display with music and bubbles delighting the kids. Chesterfield Police Department conducted their “Safety Town” which is always a big hit with everyone. The event could not have happened if not for the hard work of all that participated. That included Ellisville Police Officers Captain Joshua Dawson, Lieutenant Wayne Moore, Lieutenant John Connor, Lieutenant Andy Vaughn, Lieutenant Jeff Diehl, Sergeant Nancy Walker, Corporal George Corless, Corporal Corey Smith and Dark, Corporal Brian Bardle, Detective Paul Keller, Officer Ryan Schneider, Officer Nathan Dye, Officer Zack Dorton, Officer Chuck Kraus, Officer Doug Algren, Officer Steve Heidke, Ellisville Police Clerk Aimee Brand, Ellisville P.A. Clerk Pam Jaeger, and Ellisville Public Works.  Police family members volunteered to help including Lieutenant Connor’s daughter, Aubera, and P.A. Clerk Jaeger’s son Jack.  Also helping out were past Ellisville Citizens Police Academy graduates Kim Kraus, Terri Menchak, Marlene Muir, and Mike Rhoades, Girl Scout Troop 4941, Eureka High School students Ryan Giesing and Nick Weaver. A special thanks goes to Judy Riehl for her participation in the event and getting many of the items donated that were raffled off. If you would like more information regarding Kids Safety Day or would like to participate, contact Sgt. Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.