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Sulphur PD hosts National Night Out on Tuesday

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 11:23 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Sulphur Police Department held their National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night. More than 1,000 people came out to enjoy the music, food and meet with law enforcement officers, along with a special guest celebrity.

“We’ve got some carnival games set up, we’ve got free food we got a car show, cars coming in - a nice Corvette coming in right behind you. We’re gonna have fire trucks set up, police cars - all kinds of things for the kids to see. It’s gonna be a great time,” Sulphur Police Chief Jason Gully said.

Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs attended the event to gather and meet the people they serve every day.

“We’re really glad to see the community support, the community out here, seeing what we have to offer. We can’t do what we do without the community support. So, it’s great to see everyone out here,” Sgt. James Anderson with the Louisiana State Police said.

Children at the event say they enjoyed carnival games, prizes, ice cream and balloon animals most. Some even got to climb into the fire truck and the tactical truck.

Fire trucks, police motorcycles, and ambulances filled the arena, with blue and red flashing lights.

There was also a car show lined with colorful Corvettes and even an old police car.

The guest star was the biggest hit of the evening.

“I was honored to see John Schnieder here,” attendee Sandy Moore said.

Moore was there with her kids who she said enjoyed riding in the fire truck and playing the carnival games.

John Schnieder, country music star and Dukes of Hazzard actor, was in attendance. He sang the national anthem and a song dedicated to local law enforcement agencies. He also signed autographs and took pictures with fans.

Schnieder first came to Louisiana to help with hurricane relief efforts and said he fell in love with the state and the community.

The event was held at West Cal Arena and Event Center. It was open to the public, and there was no cost.

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