Source: United States Attorneys General
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – The United States Attorney’s Office will join law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, August 7, in Bridgeport, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Wheeling as part of the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.
National Night Out was created to strengthen relationships between the community and law enforcement, heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, and help make our neighborhoods safer.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office theme this year is “Thank You to Our Everyday Superheroes,” saluting first responders. Staff from the U.S. Attorney’s office will be asking participants to sign a large thank you card for the organizing police department at each event.
“There’s never been a better time to support our local law enforcement and first responders. These men and women put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safer. We are proud to participate in National Night Out and to show our gratitude,” said Powell.
The United States Attorney’s Office will be present at four National Night Out events, to include the events at the Bridgeport City Pool in Bridgeport, the VA Park in Clarksburg, the War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, and Wheeling Park in Wheeling. Each of these events will begin at 6 p.m.
National Night Out organizers are expecting over 16,000 communities and 38 million people to take part in community events on Tuesday across the country.