The Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Marshalltown Police Department, and the Central Iowa Safe Kids Coalition held a child car seat safety event in the parking lot at Hy-Vee.
The purpose of this event was to help reduce the incidence of improper installation of car seats. Certified car seat safety technicians from both the sheriff's office and police department were on hand to ensure proper use, installation and compliance with Iowa law of a child safety seat.
During the event, 46 seats were checked and 19 new seats were given out. Some of the new seats given out were purchased with money donated by Al Hoop in memory of his wife, Donna Hoop, who was a strong advocate for car seats and seat belt safety.
For more information or to schedule an inspection, contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641-754-5725 or the Marshall County Sheriff's office at 641-754-6380.