Child car seat safety event returns

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshalltown Police Department will again join forces from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday to inspect and install car seats during the Central Iowa Safe Kids Coalition child car seat safety event in the parking lot of Hy-Vee, 802 S. Center St. The MCSO and the MPD are working together in an effort to reduce the incidence of improper installation of car seats. Certified car seat safety technicians will provide free evaluations to ensure proper use, installation and compliance with Iowa law of a child safety seat. New seats will be available if replacement is required. New sets were purchased with money donated by Al Hoop in memory of his wife, Donna, who was an advocate of child safety. Photo identification is required. Child must be present in vehicle. Bring owner’s manual and car seat owner’s manual for reference. For more information or to schedule an inspection on another day, contact MPD Lt. Rick Bellile at (641) 754-5725 or MCSO Sgt. Ben Veren at (641) 754-6380.