Burnet PD invites the public to National Night Out Oct. 2 at Wallace Riddell Park

Burnet Police Department is hosting its annual National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Wallace Riddell Park. Llano County Sheriff's Office is hosting its inaugural National Night Out the same night at the Kingsland Community Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Burnet Police Department officials have invited the public to the agency's National Night Out event to promote public safety and introduce first responders to the community in a casual setting.

The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight (Oct. 2) at the Wallace Riddell Park Pavilion, adjacent to the Burnet Police Department. The event will include hot dogs, giveaways and DJ music.

The national event encourages local residents to turn on their porch lights, go to local venues and meet-and-greet local law enforcement, fire department personnel and emergency services first responders.

Also, the Llano County Sheriff's Office is hosting its inaugural National Night Out event

The community can attend from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight (Oct. 2) at the Kingsland Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Dr.

“We just decided to have it, so they can see we're just normal everyday people just like they are,” Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn said. “Meeting us one-on-one and meeting their police officers.”

Llano County deputies and constables are expected to attend as well.

“People always introduce you to a child and say that you're the guy who will put them in jail,” Blackburn said. “We want them to know we're here for them when they need help – not to scare anybody.”

Volunteers will offer the public free hotdogs and drinks. Children can also enjoy a bouncy house at the site.

“We would like everyone to come out and enjoy an evening with your neighbors and local law enforcement,” Blackburn said.

Other agencies holding National Night Out events are:

• Cottonwood Shores Police Department – from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight (Oct. 2) at the Cottonwood Shores Civic Center, 4111 Cottonwood Drive. The event will include a bouncy house, hot dogs and drinks, snow cones and popcorn. The public can meet the police department staff and volunteer fire department first responders.

• Lampasas Police Department – from 6 to 8 p.m. at the H-E-B Grocery Store, 705 S. Key Avenue. The public will be offered free hot dogs and water. A bounce house will be at the location.

• Liberty Hill Police Department – from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Liberty Hill Junior High School, 13125 W. Texas 29. The event including food and music. The local responders are also expected to attend. If inclement weather occurs, the event will be rescheduled for Oct. 9.

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