By: Corbin Lingenfelter, News Director
Jasper- The 2nd Annual Public Safety Community day took place Wednesday night at Uebelhor and Sons Toyota.
The citizens of Dubois County had the opportunity to meet and converse with their local public safety officials. Those in attendance included Jasper Police, Huntingburg Police, Indiana State Police, Indiana DNR Conservation Officers, Jasper Fire Department, and Memorial Hospital EMTs.
Jasper PD Officer Clint Stewart organized the event, as he did with the first one in 2022.
“Last year was our first year and we really just kind of learned some of the things that we could’ve done better. Some of the things that went good and we just kind of critiqued a little bit,” Officer Stewart said, “ut here this year, we’re going to have the stage set up a little different that way everyone can watch the life flight land from the bleachers, and we have the air soft stations differently to where they can continue going as last year when life flight landed we had to shut down the air soft, so we just kind of critiqued some things. We also have way more food this year than we had last year, we have a popcorn stand and a couple other little things for kids to do like balloon animals and things like that, but essentially the same thing as last year just a little bit modified.”
Public Safety Community Day is Jasper’s take on National Night Out, a night where citizens across the U.S. can get out and interact with their local law enforcement.
Most events are free with some that cost.