Law Enforcement Parade to feature 4-year-old Grand Marshal

Christoffer talks about being the Grand Marshal of this year's 2016 Law Enforcement Parade. He is pictured with Sgt. Casey Slaughter of the Wichita Police Department. (KSN News Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The 2016 Support Local Law Enforcement Community Parade will be held on Saturday in downtown Wichita. It is the second annual parade.

The parade starts at Noon with more than 90 entries from law enforcement agencies across the state. The parade route runs from Central and Main to 1st and Main.

This year’s Grand Marshal is 4-year-old Christoffer. Christoffer has a brain tumor and was diagnosed in 2013. He wants to be a police officer so the Wichita Police Department is granting him that wish. Christoffer will go to Disney World this summer with Make-A-Wish.

Pre-parade activities start at 10:30 a.m. at 3rd and Main. Officials say there will be inflatables, popcorn booths, video game truck, shaved ice and Hurts donuts.

“We figure we wanted to do something more. To give people a venue, an opportunity to come down and show their support for local law enforcement, and have a chance for us to interact with the kids as well,” said Sgt. Casey Slaughter.

Three other Make-A-Wish children will also be featured in the parade on Saturday.

 

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