Wichita police joining in on the Halloween fun

Halloween candy (Heather Pelat/Media General)

WICHITA, Kan (KSNW) – Some of you satisfied your sweet tooth Monday, and others are still thinking about the awesome costume you wore, celebrating this year’s Halloween.

Wichita police were out in full force for the holiday making sure everyone was having a fun, yet safe night.

Sargent Scott Moon, spent some of his Halloween passing out candy to kiddos, and letting parents know WPD is keeping a watchful eye on this spooky occasion.
Whether answering priority 9-1-1 calls, making routine rounds or watching the trick or treaters, moon was making sure this night is safe for all.

“Our presence is going to be appreciated on nights like these and just driving around the neighborhoods interacting I think helps everybody,” said Sgt. Moon.

On a night when most play dress up, Moon is pleased he was able to give out some candy, but, still make safety a priority.

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children. Pedestrian versus car accidents increase four times on Halloween compared to an average day. Kids are twice as likely to be hit and killed by a car on Halloween than any other day.

Drivers aged 15 to 25 accounted for nearly one-third of all fatal accidents involving children on Halloween.