Across the country, law enforcement agencies participated in the annual National Night Out event on Tuesday held in the parking lot of Dales Weston Lanes. The goal of the event is to encourage different communities to bond with those that serve and protect them while having fun in a setting people normally don’t see first responders.
“With everything that's going on in the world, with all the shootings going on, I think it’s good for kids to know that officers are here to protect them,” said Anjelina Lepak who lives in Wausau.
This was the first year since 2007 that the Everest Metro Police Department held this event in partnership with other local agencies. The Rothschild Police Department, Marathon County Swat Team and the Safer Fire District each had their unique activity for people to participate in.