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Anchorage Police Department
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 09:00 a.m. AKDT

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It’s time for Memorial Day festivities! We will be on the roads with you.

We live in the best country in the world (and in the best state in our humble opinion).  Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor those who died in active military service while defending this great nation.  Alaska has always been heavily populated by military personnel.  No doubt many Alaskan families will be thinking of their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us.
 
While being respectful of the meaning of this holiday, it’s also a time to celebrate the changing of the weather with the first official camping weekend of the season.  Folks will be sneaking out of work early and we will see a flow of RVs making their way both north and south to coveted camping destinations.  There are s’mores to make (burnt marshmallows are the best - who has the patience to wait for those things to brown anyway) and hotdogs to roast.  Camping calories don’t count AND all that hiking you’ll be doing cancels out the food you’ll consume anyway.  Kind of like drinking a diet soda while eating a bacon cheeseburger.  Which, by the way, is also camping food.  EVERYTHING tastes better when eaten in the woods.
 
We will have extra officers working a speed enforcement detail from Friday through Monday so ease your foot up off that gas pedal.  Those posted speed limit signs are not merely suggestions – they are the law.  Remember that all traffic fines double in posted work zone and safety corridor areas.  Our Click-it-or-Ticket campaign is also in full swing so buckle up!
 
Don’t forget the blue tarps, bug dope, firewood and bear spray.  If you’re going to be playing in the water make sure you bring life vests for the people and towels to dry off the dog.  Keep your fingers crossed for sun (or at least no rain) and safely enjoy this beautiful place we are so lucky to live in.
 
These traffic details are made possible from grants by the Alaska Highway Safety Office.
 

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Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

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