National Night Out aimed at strengthening communities

Tuesday was the 35th annual National Night Out.

Posted: Aug. 7, 2018 9:21 PM
Updated: Aug. 7, 2018 10:22 PM

WATERLOO, Ind. (WFFT) - Thousands of communities the country spent part of their evening building relationships with law enforcement.

Tuesday was the 35th annual National Night Out.

Events across the country, like the one in Waterloo, included food and games for kids.

People say events like this are key to help keep everyone safe.

"It's good to know if something does happen to us, they've got a friend in who's coming they know personally, they know them by name," said Waterloo resident Eric Barr.

"I know in the past we had a situation where one of our officers got shot. It really comes out how close the community is in supporting their police department. We want to do the something back for our community," said Waterloo Town Marshal Jay Oberholtzer.

First Responders host National Night Out events coast to coast every year on the first Tuesday in August.

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