The Wausau Police Department will be hosting a community “thank you” cookout for all members of our community that wish to come. This is meant to be an opportunity for us to express our thanks to the community, particularly meaningful this year as we remember the tremendous public support we received after the terrible mass shooting tragedy of March 22nd. Last year we had really nice weather and roughly 800 people showed up. The cookout will be held on Tuesday, August 29th 11:30am-1:00pm. Last year officers volunteered to cook and all the associated tasks associated with a cookout. We also brought out our Evidence Response Vehicle and a couple of squad cars for direct interactions with our citizens. This year, we would like to expand on what we did and offer an additional public safety educational component as well. ICAC will be part of the safety resources available.