Safety first

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshalltown Police Department joined forces over the weekend install car seats during the Central Iowa Safe Kids Coalition child car seat safety event in the parking lot of Hy-Vee. The MCSO’s and the MPD’s certified car seat safety technicians provided free evaluations to ensure proper use, installation and compliance with Iowa law of a child safety seat. ABOVE: MPD Officer Dave Danielson discusses proper installation of a car seat with patrons. AT LEFT: MCSO Sgt. Ben Veren installs a new seat in the backseat of a vehicle. BELOW: MPD Officer Juan Tejada checks the model information of a car seat before installation. Also during the event, a HyVee dietitian, CAPS and McFarland Clinic provided information to car seat patrons.