NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!

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(L-R) "National Night Out Against Crime" in Murfreesboro with City Manager Rob Lyons, Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr, Sgt. Kyle Evans, and City Councilman Eddie Smotherman.
Free hot dogs were a hit at all locations. Murfreesboro Police cooked them on the square.
Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr went from one National Night Out location to another with a major goal of meeting people in this community.
City Councilman Bill Shacklett (left) talks with visitors to the NNO visitors at Greenhouse Ministries.
Singers entertaining at Greenhouse Ministries' National Night Out Against Crime location.
Murfreesboro Electric's Amy Byers joins her friend Lighting Bug at National Night Out's MED tent on the square.
(L-R) Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons is behind Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Chief Mark Fowlkes.
"Read To Succeed" had a table at National Night Out on the Historic Murfreesboro square. (L-R) Tammy Howell and Lisa Mitchell.
The Dare Lion makes youngsters happy at National Night Out Against Crime.
(left) Linda Forst with "Last Call 4 Grace" told WGNS about the shocking news that Murfreesboro was a sex trafficking hub and that Middle Tennessee ranks #1 in the nation for sex trafficking.
Kona Ice given away free at NNO at Greenhouse Ministries.
Table on the square for "It Takes A Village".
The crowds were having a ball at all locations of National Night Out Against Crime.
La Vergne's NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME included a landing by the LifeFlight helicopter. The crowd at Veterans Memorial Park enjoyed seeing this up close.
Youngsters had an opportunity to see inside the helicopter Tuesday (8/2/2016) night in LaVergne.
The big softball game between La Vergne's Police and Fire Departments was won by the firefighters.
The mounted patrol from the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office were a big hit at La Vergne's National Night Out Against Crime.
Water rescue was a big attraction in La Vergne, since this community has the county's largest amount of shoreline along Percy Priest Lake.
Food and fun were enjoyed by all at La Vergne's National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday (8/2/2016).

National Night Out Against Crime reached thousands of citizens across Rutherford County on Tuesday night (8/2/2016).

There were community gatherings in Murfreesboro for the 19th year, along with Smyrna and La Vergne.

Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr was at Greenhouse Ministries when he spoke with NewsRadio WGNS . . .

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Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons said . . .

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A new location was the inner circle around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. One of the booths told about the shocking increase in sex trafficking here in Rutherford County. Last Call for Grace spokesperson Linda Forst commented . . .

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Lots of free food, along with the DARE lion, Murfreesboro Electric's Louie the Lightning Bug and more greeted neighbors to the variety of events. (see pictures in above slide show)

Smyrna invited the public to come to the police department and get to know local officers better. In reality, that's what National Night Out Against Crime is all about--creating a connection between citizens and police.

There were several hundred persons taking part in La Vergne's National Night Out Against Crime at the Veterans Memorial Park. LifeFlight helicopter, water rescue crafts and the Rutherford County Sheriff's mounted patrol helped bring residents together to have fun while learning about reducing crime. By the way, the annual competition softball game between La Vergne's police and fire crews was won by the fire department. (see pictures in above slide show)

The evening proved successful in not only bringing neighbors together, but in creating an awareness to issues that challenge all of Rutherford County.

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