The temperature is rising and the Vernal City Police Department has a way to help the youngsters to cool off. The program is called Operation Chill and has been sponsored by the 7-Eleven company for the last 24 years. It is a chance for local cops to connect with children by giving away free Slurpee drink coupons. 7-Eleven will issue close to 1.475 million Slurpee coupons to over 1,100 law enforcement agencies, including our local department. The coupons are issued to youth engaged in good deeds, constructive activities, and acts of kindness. Vernal City Police Department Assistant Chief Keith Campbell says of the program, “We are always looking for ways to help our officers build strong relationships in the community. Operation Chill makes it easy to interact with kids in a positive way. This is a great short- and long-term investment for 7-Eleven and for us.”