Children gathered around the SWAT truck Tuesday, happily taking turns holding the shield in front of them and weighing the vest members wear when they knock down a door.
“It’s too heavy,” said Laquay Davis, 15. “I would like to work in SWAT, but I can’t hold that by myself.”
“I couldn’t hold that stuff on my body,” said his friend Shahid Moore, 15.
The city teens and their friends talked to Sgt. James Sarkos as they stood by the truck. He asked them about sports and what they do in school, including what musical instruments they play. There were smiles all around.