A group of a half-dozen scouts turned out to get a tour of the new Carson City Sheriff's Station as well as get some tips from some friendly deputies Saturday morning.
"We started our shift at 9 a.m.," said deputy Chris MacMahon. "They called us up to see if they could come down - guess we're sorry it's not better weather."
MacMahon and his partner, Bryan Boren, were readying their Chevy Tahoe SUV patrol car for their day's activity patrolling the east shore of Lake Tahoe, from Spooner Summit to Sand Harbor. Carson deputies regularly patrol the area.
"We really were getting (geared) up for this weekend, being the kick-off to summer and all," Boren said. "But, it looks like we're going to be looking more for fender-benders and weather-related accidents than your normal activity generated by beach crowds."
Jay Ford, 9, a fourth-grader at St. Teresa of Avila School, said he was "very impressed" with the new station as well as a look into the daily lives of officers.
"It's awesome," he said. "Everything about it is awesome."
Parent and chaperones were equally transfixed, offering more questions than their charges. Queries like "is the glass on your cars bullet proof?" and "Do you have a supercharged engine in your squad car?" were just a couple of the curious onlookers' concerns.
"It's good to come out here on a day and share a little time with the public before we get going," Boren said. "It helps us understand where they're coming from - and vice versa."
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