The State Fair of Texas, in conjunction with area law enforcement agencies and fire departments, are announcing the 2015 Kids and Cops Day, a free event for grade school kids. Representatives from area public safety agencies featured on the 2015 cards will be present.
The trading card signing event will be held at the State Fair of Texas, on Kids and Cops Day, October 12th from 10am to 4pm. The location is Gate 5 Grand Avenue entrance, inside the Corral area, adjacent to the Kids Boardwalk. The event will feature police and fire personnel and equipment, and the officers will be signing their trading cards. (additional information in State Fair Guide)
Kids and Cops, a registered trademark, is one of the largest continuously run trading card programs for public safety in the nation. Started in 1994 the program has sponsored and distributed some seven million trading cards to date, depicting officers and firemen on collectable trading cards. This year over 100 officers are featured on trading cards with service animals, equipment, and vehicles. The Dallas FBI office, Texas Rangers, and DISD School Police, will join the Dallas Sheriff, Police, and Fire Department on 80 different trading cards.
Kids and Cops Trading cards was started in 1994 by Reserve Captain Charlie Tyner with the Dallas Sheriff’s Department and is funded by the donations of area businesses and individuals. This year’s sponsors are Dallas Children’s Charities and The Kroger Company.