From Staff Reports
The Slaton Police Department and United Supermarket are teaming up to bring a bit of cool refreshment to a hot summer.
United has teamed up with local law enforcement in the area in a Cops 4 Kids initiative, where police officers will be handing out treats cards for children that can be redeemed at United.
Coupons are good for a free 32 ounce soda in Slaton or 24 ounce Icee at other locations.
“As we all know, law enforcement is a vital part of any community. With that being said, there is no better time now to strengthen our relationship with the people we serve and protect,” said United in a press release.
Sgt. Steve Dekraker with the Slaton Police Department said this was a program designed to build a connection between police and the community.
He thanked United for partnering with law enforcement. “I am extremely proud that United has asked us to partner with them,” he said. “I am thankful that United continues to show support for the law enforcement community in a time when so many are doing the opposite.
“Through this program I hope we can show the kids in our community we are here to help and we are working in this community for them.”
Dekraker also liked the ability to help give kids free cold drinks to help with the summer heat.
The coupons will be handed out when police see children in the community.
They are good at any United Express location, and are redeemable at the Slaton United Supermarket.
Manager Josh Mullins said neither the fuel or grocery store have an Icee machine, but the cards can be traded for the soda, both at the Express store and the main market on Hwy. 84 W. They can be redeemed at any United. The coupons will be good through Dec. 31, 2021.