On Tuesday (Aug. 1), Wright County deputies will be making a lot of stops at a lot of backyard and street parties. No, it’s not a crackdown enforcement. Aug. 1 is National Night Out – an annual event held on the first Tuesday of August that promotes partnerships between local communities, law enforcement and first responders.
Matt Treichler, chief deputy of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office said deputies from throughout the county enjoy dropping in on the different neighborhood events.
“National Night Out is a great idea,” Treichler said. “Our deputies that work in specific areas of the county try to drop in on as many of them as calls for service permit. It’s a chance for us to interact with the communities we serve and get a chance for people to meet the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office.”
While Wright County has always had a strong partnership within the communities the Sheriff’s Office serves, National Night Out is an informal event that can put names and faces to the responders who work in their communities and help forge a stronger bond.
“People like the interaction – the feedback has always been really good,” Treichler said. “It’s a chance for neighbors who may not know each other that well to get better acquainted and meet their local safety providers – local fire departments, deputies, ambulance crews. It’s just a great overall community event.”