Event at new Lowe's in Overland Park aims to keep kids safe

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — In conjunction with a new Lowe's opening in Overland Park, store managers wanted a way to give back to their community.

Thus, local police conducted Operation Kidsafe on Sunday at the store.

"It's to help parents get their information for their kids, so if anything were to happen, which we hope that it doesn't, they can just turn it over to law enforcement," Lowe's employee Emily Maiuro said.

Fingerprints and pictures of the children were taken and a document with the information was given to the parents, who could turn it over to police if the child went missing or anything else were to happen.

One father thought it was a great idea.

"If this is the different between finding them or not, hopefully it will really help," said Brett Matthews, a father of three.

Organizers said it's important for parents to have these kind of documents.

"With the world we live in these days, it's very important for parents to be prepared for anything to happen," Maiuro said. "It's just always good to be prepared."

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