National Night Out unites cops, firefighters and families
Early evening temperatures in the mid 90s didn't stop children and their families from heading out to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office and Heritage Park in Scappoose for National Night Out.
The evening is a national effort among law enforcement and fire agencies to host community events and to encourage interaction and partnerships between police, fire and the communities they serve.
Children mingled with men and women in uniform in the Sheriff's Office parking lot for shaved ice, photo booths, games and barbeque, courtesy of CCSO staff and volunteers, including the Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse, who showed up with horses for children to see and pet.
Scappoose's Heritage Park was brimming with children and police officers. Most were waiting in a growing line for the return of the dunk-a-cop dunk tank, while others frolicked in the Rotary Club Children's Fountain, or waited patiently for shaved ice and ice cream cones.