ADDYSTON, Ohio — An Addyston Police officer is hitting the books, but not how you might think.
The idea started on "Read Across America Day" -- Officer Darnell Pate read a children’s book the department’s Facebook page live, and the village loved it.
Now, he wants to use his new platform to make a difference.
“I think everyone uses this cliché of ‘I want to help people when I get into police work,'” Pate said. "Yeah, I want to help people, but I want to make a difference in the community. I want to bridge the gap between the community and the police department.”
In the past, Pate read ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ by Laura Numeroff.
Storytime takes place every Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the Village of Addyston Police Department’s Facebook page.