Nathan Hawkinson, 5, came dressed for duty at the Cottage Grove Police Department open house. The May 11 event included photo opportunities with police and their vehicles, a Washington County Sheriff's Office rescue boat, McGruff the crime dog, K-9 Gunnar, and an appearance by the Police Explorers youth group. Nathan came with his father Adam and brother Charlie.

Allison Rice, 10, (left) and sister Adriana, 6, got a view from inside a squad car at the May 11 Cottage Grove police open house. Photos by William Loeffler / RiverTown Multimedia