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National Night Out a great opportunity

Posted 7/19/16

The events of the last two weeks have probably left you worried and concerned about the future of our wonderful republic.

We have gone beyond left vs. right politics. Black vs. white racial divisions. We have arrived at a point where communities …

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National Night Out a great opportunity

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The events of the last two weeks have probably left you worried and concerned about the future of our wonderful republic.

We have gone beyond left vs. right politics. Black vs. white racial divisions. We have arrived at a point where communities are at odds with the very department that serves and protects them. These various divisions within the United States generally run deep and are heavily exposed to the rest of the world by the media.

I believe there are communities that have community/police issues that must be addressed by the leadership of that community. However, here in Middletown we are fortunate that our police department has a strong and positive relationship within every facet of the community. We are on the cusp of celebrating that very special relationship.

National Night Out has been held annually since 1984, and this year it will be held beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Hoffer Park. National Night Out is a great event that promotes and celebrates that partnership between law enforcement and the community.

Our leaders understand that value. Vice President Joe Biden, speaking on National Night Out, recently said that this is a “chance to bring neighborhoods together with the men and women who protect them.” That solemn partnership works to create a friendly, safe and better place for all Middletown citizens.

There will fun, free food, and fellowship. Come out and thank our officers for a job well done and celebrate the bond between the Middletown Police Department and the community they proudly serve and protect.

Diana McGlone represents the Third Ward on the Middletown Borough Council. Reach her by email at dmcglone@middletownborough.com.

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