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National Night Out brings community, police together

Conexión San Angelo newsroom, Jim Sánchez

Kelsey Hernandez, San Angelo Police Department Recruiter / Public Information Officer, coordinated this year’s successful, National Night Out. The event was held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

SAN ANGELO – Kelsey Hernandez, San Angelo Police Department Recruiter / Public Information Officer, and this year’s coordinator for SAPD’s National Night Out, stated the purpose for this 38th annual event was to “enhance better relationships between the community, its police officers, and included firefighters.”

On a national level, NNO’s goal is to bring back a true sense of community. In the process also provide an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under better positive circumstances.

PIO Hernandez was able to put this local event together in just a month. Among the agencies spread out in the parking lot of San Angelo Stadium were multiple law enforcement: SAPD patrol cars, motorcycle patrol division, the Texas State Park Police, Tom Green County Sheriff’s armored SWAT truck, also San Angelo Fire Department, Dove Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and one of a number of nonprofits, the San Angelo Railway Museum, etc.

When DJ “Lil Mario” played rapper, VIC’s “Wobble” party song, the Central High Tex-Anns, Lake View Chiefs, cheerleaders, and the Angelo State Cheerleaders teamed up to perform, and cheered on a community, nonprofit agencies, law enforcement personnel to just simply have fun and enjoy each other’s company.

Also provided were hot dogs, drinks, and an inflatable bounce house for kids. Target donated four scooters, and a gift card worth $50, other gift cards came from Walmart, Senor Chang, and the Central Firehouse donated a gift box.

The local NNO was held on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.from 4:30p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Stadium,1919 Knickerbocker.

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