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BATMAN WATCHES OVER CITY

 

January 18, 2019

WOLFARD'S CHILDREN POSE IN FRONT OF THE BATMAN SCULPTURE THEY HELPED BUILD. WOLFARD SAID HE PROMISED HIS DAUGHTER A BATGIRL SNOW SCULPTURE-PHOTO BY ALAN WOLFARD.

by Pilar Owens, TALON

Bloomfield resident Alan Wolfard stepped outside on January 5, thinking about the trip to Farmington he was going to make for supplies to repair the floor in his family's house. He bent down and picked up a handful of snow. It compacted perfectly.

"Put your snow stuff on," he said to his daughter and son, "we're building a snowman. What do you want?"

"Batman!" shouted his four-year-old son.

The next morning, Bloomfield Police's Sergeant Craig Barker patrolled the area. He felt excited to see the nearly 8 foot snow sculpture of Batman that Wolfard had completed. Sergeant Barker snapped a picture of the snow statue and posted it to his Facebook. Thus, Wolfard's Batman came to the attention of Bloomfield Police Department (BPD.)

On Monday, accompanied by his wife, son, and staff, Wolfard rode the elevator to the third floor of BPD with interim Chief Randon Matthews. The third floor room normally hosts Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday mornings. This morning it was an awards room.

BPD spokeswoman Suzanne Moore said that since Batman has been erected "crime dropped exponentially" on Jordan Street, which has a reputation for being a speedway.

"Nice to have an extra officer," joked Chief Matthews.

To honor Wolfard for his crime fighting through art, Chief Matthews presented him with a certificate of appreciation from BPD and a special BPD challenge coin.

Wolfard was all smiles and said, "Thank you guys, this is really cool."

 

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