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Officers Adam McKinley and John Conti of the Jamestown Police Department are pictured Monday morning at Clinton V. Bush Elementary School. The students surprised the officers for National Police Week. PJ photos by Eric Tichy

Pictured are McKinley, Conti and Community Resource Officer Matt Rhinehart.

Pictured is Matt Rhinehart, Community Resource Officer.

Jamestown Police Department officers John Conti and Adam McKinley believed they were participating in a routine lockdown drill Monday morning at Clinton V. Bush Elementary School.

Instead, the officers were greeted by students chanting aloud “JPD” “JPD” JPD” while holding signs in support of the department during National Police Week.

“It was a good surprise” Conti said afterwards. “I thought we were doing a lockdown exercise.”

Bush school principal Kathryn Benson said Tamu Reinhardt of the Jamestown Public Schools District Office sent word about National Police Week, held annually in May to recognize police officers. Benson shared the information with his Bush team, “and we started thinking about ideas we could do to celebrate our local Jamestown Police Department.”

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