The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Brandon Cline
Managing Editor 

Fifth graders get acquainted with justice at Law Day


Last updated 5/9/2019 at 10:58am

Journal photo by Brandon Cline

Local area fifth graders intently watch a demonstration of Adams County Sheriff's deputy Joe Phillips and his K-9 Garrett. Phillips is using a bite sleeve to demonstrate what would happen if Garrett was tasked with 'capturing' someone who was evading law enforcement officials.

Local area fifth graders had a fun and learning-filled morning out of the classroom on May 3, as they traveled to the Adams County Courthouse to participate in the annual Law Day.

Students from Ritzville, Lind, Washtucna and Benge participated in the day's activities, which kicked off with a mock trial in the Adams County Superior Courtroom. Some of the students participated in the trial as either the judge, the prosecutor, the defendant, the defense attorney, a witness, the bailiff and the jurors.

The defendant in the case had been accused of shoplifting a hat from a store and was charged...

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