Community, Cops and Courts

Hop with a Cop this Thursday at Launchpad Trampoline Park

In honor of National Police Appreciation Week, which will be celebrated May 15-21, Launchpad Trampoline Park in Westover will be hosting Hop with a Cop. 

On Thursday, May 19, officers from the Westover Police Department will be jumping around with local kids at the trampoline park from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Launchpad said they will be donating twenty percent of sales from the event to benefit the local heroes at the Westover Police Department.

“We wanted to do something to support our local police here in Westover,” said Launchpad General Manager Mike Travis.  “We’ve had issues, disturbances, things like that and every time we’ve called them, they came and were super-professional, extremely nice, and helpful.  So, we wanted to do something for them and the smaller departments.”

According to Travis, all law enforcement officers from any department will be able to get one free jump pass at the park by showing their badge from May 15 through May 21, in honor of their service. 

Westover Police Chief Joe Adams said when the trampoline park initiated the idea and the department was happy to accept the offer.  

Adams said it is a kind of “warm and fuzzy” event that will help officers and the community become more integrated.

“We love holding events for the community,” Travis said.  “They do really well and the kids have a lot of fun at it.”

“We believe it is really important to have that community feel here,” he said.  “You know, just kind of give back to the community.”

The Westover police plan to have at least one of their police cruisers on-scene at the event for the kids to tour, Adams said.  The number of officers who will participate in the event has not yet been determined.

Tickets for the event are $12 per hour for anyone age 3 or older.  Tickets can be purchased online in advance at or can be purchased at the door.

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