A night out with police benefits everyone

Published 10:47 am Saturday, July 30, 2016

In light of the recent struggles and violence that have occurred between police and citizens in other parts of the country, the annual National Night Out is an ideal time for both groups everywhere to forge or strengthen bonds between the two.

Adults and most especially children get to meet with law enforcement officers one on one in a friendly setting. There, grown-ups and youngsters can have conversations that reveal the human side of the police as well as any first-responders, such as firefighters or rescue personnel that might participate.

Further, the program encourages people to better know their neighbors.

Frank Davis will host a gathering at his home on 715 Gardner St., Franklin, beginning at 7 p.m. Sgt. Scott Halverson of the FPD said that five to seven officers will attend along with members of the local fire department.

Windsor Police Chief R.D. Riddle said the department will host a program from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Twin Ponds housing section at the intersection of North Court Street and Courthouse Highway. Free hot dogs, health screenings and a bounce house for the children will be featured. Fire and rescue representatives are also anticipated to be present.