A chance to con­nect

Na­tional Night Out unites cops, com­mu­nity mem­bers

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Ne­wark­ers got a chance to in­ter­act with first re­spon­ders Tues­day night as part of the an­nual Na­tional Night Out event on Acad­emy Street. Ne­wark and Univer­sity of Delaware po­lice of­fi­cers, as well as fire­fight­ers from Aetna Hose, Hook and Lad­der Com­pany, demon­strated their skills and let at­ten­dees try out the equip­ment they use. The event also in­cluded free food, mu­sic, face paint­ing, a magic show and a demon­stra­tion by a Delaware State Po­lice K-9.

NE­WARK POST PHO­TOS BY JOSH SHAN­NON

Owen Oliver, 4, tours an Aetna Hose, Hook and Lad­der Com­pany fire en­gine.

K-9 Mako takes down Of­fi­cer Kelsey O’Don­nell, who was wear­ing a pro­tec­tive bite suit.

Dori Fos­tok paints a uni­corn on the face of 3-year-old Ma­cie Buck­ley.

Brae­den Ri­ley, 2, and his 4-year-old sis­ter, Briella, pose atop a Ne­wark Po­lice De­part­ment mo­tor­cy­cle.

Master Cpl. Blake Po­tocki shows kids how to take fin­ger­prints.

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