A chance to connect
National Night Out unites cops, community members
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.
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.