Benton police host annual fishing derby

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department swapped their guns for fishing rods for their annual Hooked on Fishing Derby.

They teamed up with the Game and Fish Commission as well as the Golden K Kiwanis at Sunset Lake and kids got the chance to reel in a big one.

This year was the first time participants got to meet professional fishermen from the Major League Fishing.

"It's just our way of being able to give back to the community, and being able to interact with people in a positive manner. Because with our job all too often people just see us when they're in a time of need. It's not always the most positive atmosphere," said Lt. Kevin Russell.

There were prizes given out for the biggest and smallest fish caught today.


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