This is What Makes a True Hero
Officer Dan Schrader of the then Paint Township Police Department in Somerset County Pennsylvania could often be found at the Station 2 of the Scalp-Level Paint Fire Department on Trick or Treat night. Benson Borough hosts Trick or Treat night and the fire department has a parade around the block to officially kick off the night. Kids begin lining up around 5:15 PM for the event which starts at 6PM. Officer Schrader would come with his bucket of candy and talk to all the kids about being safe while trick or treating, not being afraid of police officers and often just chat about their costumes. And he brought candy! He could also be found providing extra patrols throughout the two hour event. All the kids loved Officer Schrader and he even participated in a movie night under the stars in the summer. Sitting on the ground having popcorn and watching a movie with the kids of Benson Borough. This is what makes a true hero, someone who takes time and loves the community and the people in it. Thanks Officer Schrader.