Meet your officers at Tuesday’s National Night Out

Published 10:46 am Thursday, July 28, 2022

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Meet your police officers and other emergency responders at Davie’s version of “National Night Out” from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 in Downtown Mocksville.

“I am extremely pleased to announce that National Night Out will be in downtown Mocksville,  thanks to Sheriff (J.D.)Hartman who is always trying to better the relationship between law enforcement and the public,” said Lt. Mike Butero, who is heading the effort and handles community relations, victim’s rights and Neighborhood Watch and crime prevention programs for the sheriff’s office.

National Night out is an annual community building event designed to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the public.

“We have gone a step farther and have invited all available public resources to this event,” Butero said. “This means that not only strengthening relations with law enforcement, but we are also making citizens aware of all resources that are offered in Davie.”

There will be informational booths set up by many public resources as well as activities for all ages. Free food and drinks, games, live bands and public speakers will be part of the program.

Live music from two bands will begin around 5:15. The event includes bounce houses, a dunking booth, a fire alley with multiple fire departments set up for young and old to enjoy interaction with fire trucks and places for kids to get watered down.

“This is an event for all ages and it should be a great time to enjoy a summer evening out.

“I truly believe that most people know that law enforcement is here to help, and that negative media can be out there for any business or emergency service,” Butero said.

“Here in Davie, we do want the public to know that our deputies and staff work every day to protect and to serve this community to the best of our abilities. The Davie County Sheriff’s Office is here for the people and to help in any way we can. Law enforcement officers do what they do to be there for the people, it is a true career, and it is chosen by only the few who are willing to take risks every day to ensure that the communities they serve are a safe and enjoyable place for work, play and to raise families.”

S. Clement St. at the town hall will remain open for the town board meeting that evening. Salisbury Street will be closed from Gaither to Water streets, and Depot Street will be closed from S. Clement St. to S. Salisbury St.