Sometimes life happens and we just don't have the time on the weekends to get the family together to go do everything we would like to.

I'm sure you planned on loading the kids up and heading to the pumpkin patch but by the time you got there, there wasn't a pumpkin left. Or maybe you don't know when you'll have that time available to sit down and carve the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. Well the Rockford Police have you covered!

The Rockford Illinois Police Department will be holding their "Pumpkins With The Police" event on Wednesday, October 30th from 3-5 p.m. at the District 2 Police Station located at 1410 Broadway St., according to their Facebook Page. It's a free event with tons of pumpkins but it is on a first come first serve basis.

Grab the whole family and get to know the officers that serve your community.Plus you'll have some freshly made Jack-O-Lanterns just in time for Halloween!