Some elementary students in Crawford were surprised this week by a recess visit from Delta County Sheriff's deputies.

What started out as a routine visit to check on the students at North Fork Montessori School turned into an unforgettable recess experience for the deputies and for the students on the playground.

The deputies' visit inadvertently coincided with recess time so they decided to 'let their hair down' and demonstrate a different side of law enforcement to the students. Sergeant Shaklee, Deputy Reiner, and Deputy Carney took turns on the slides, showing the kids that police officers are just regular people -- and kids at heart.

What a positive experience for these young kids