Toys For Kids

On December 14, 2017 the Galena Police Department held its Annual Toys for Kids program at the Spring Grove School. Santa showed up and made sure each child enrolled in this school received a toy for Christmas.

For the past month we have been accepting donations for the annual Toys for Kids program. We would like to thank all the people who donated through the boot block held in November and the following local business that donated to make this program possible.

Carlisle Real Estate

Community Bank and Trust

Owens Corning

Bumper to Bumper

Four State Pharmacy

MI Torito        

We would also like to thank the City Clerk’s Office for shopping and separating the toys to make sure a seamless operation for Santa.

 

Toys for Kids

Galena Police Department Annual Christmas

TOYS FOR KIDS

Help Brighten this Holiday Season for our Children by supporting

The Toys for Kids Program.

All Donations Accepted through December 5, 2017

For more Information Contact

Patrol Officer Brad Knight

Galena Police Department

210 Turner Drive

Galena, KS

(620) 783-5065

bradley.knight@leo.gov  / police@galenaks.gov

Traffic Enforcement ” Thanksgiving Safe Arrival”

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime enforcement efforts through a grant for the Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign.

Starting Monday through Sunday (November 20 – 26, 2017) The Galena Police Department will join the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and many other agencies across the state to help insure the safe arrival of family and friend to their destinations throughout the holiday weekend.

According to KDOT, the Thanksgiving holiday period outranks all other major holidays in the number of crashes that impairment is cited as a factor. Failure of adults to simply buckle up or to insure child passengers are properly restrained is a contributing factor in severe and/or disabling injuries to include death of passengers involved in crashes. Drivers and passengers in Kansas are twice as likely to be seriously injured or killed in crashes from being unrestrained than ones that are properly restrained.  They go on to state that occupants in alcohol-or other drug related crashes are more than 2 ½ times more likely to be injured or killed.

Arrange a ride with a non-drinking acquaintance if you are plaining on drinking any amount of at all. Drivers, always wear your seatbelt and don’t move the vehicle until each person riding with you is buckled in. This is your best defense against death and injury, it’s their best defense, and it’s the law.   You will live with the consequences – good or bad – the rest of your life.  By always following these simple rules, you can preserve life – maybe your life – and certainly your cash.  You can safely arrive.”

Sergeant’s Safety Tip

When you are travelling north bound at 7th and Main, it is the tendency of most east bound turning drivers to courteously pull to the right before executing the turn. Unfortunately the next northbound vehicle will inevitably pull up right to the line, or past it, causing your field of vision to deteriorate. Naturally drivers will creep forward to see better. This has on several occasions caused many accidents in this intersection.

The second circumstance which tends to happen is a north bound driver will pull up to the line correctly to initiate an east bound turn, simultaneously another driver will pull to the right to initiate an east bound turn as well. The first driver will be focused to the west monitoring traffic and execute their turn striking the second vehicle.

Main Street is a two lane roadway with one north and one south bound lane. The widened area is simply an easement for large commercial vehicles to be able to execute the east bound turn without having to encroach on the westbound traffic.

If you have any questions on this, do not hesitate to contact us!

Stay Safe!

Sgt. Blaine Cornelius

Galena Bulldogs dominate over Wellsville

The Galena Bulldogs defeated the Wellsville Tigers 28-6 this past Saturday securing the Regional Championship. The Bulldogs will now play Silverlake this Friday at home at 6pm. Lets all go out and support our Hometown Bulldogs! Congratulations players, coaches, cheerleaders, and families.  (Photo credit: Jesicca Cupp Hall)