Meriden police demonstrate K9 to Maloney Little Spartans
The children of the Little Spartans program got to meet K9 Kilo and Officer Jason Degumbia as part of their career week.
The program, run through the Meriden YMCA at Maloney High School, involves children ages three to five years old, teacher Kristen Erdos said. The class is participating in a career week, hearing from paramedics, firefighters, solar energy specialists and more. Degumbia stopped by the class on Thursday to demonstrate his job with K9 Kilo. Erdos and the other teachers, Heather Coitrone and Luz Diaz, prepared the students by reading them stories about police and asking questions.
“It gets them familiar with community helpers so they are not afraid,” Erdos said.