McGruff the Crime Dog gets a goodbye hug on Tuesday from Shamya Horton, 4, as he makes the rounds of the children during National Night Out at the Lucy F. Simms Center in Harrisonburg. Shamya bonded readily with the crime-fighting symbol:“He’s nice and he won’t be mean,” she declared. Kids also got to explore police and fire vehicles and knock people down in the dunk tank.(Photos by Justin Falls / DN-R)
Flight medic Rita Krentz lends a hand to Caylee Whitelow, 3, as she bounces out of an AirCare 5 Medevac helicopter. Krentz gaveCaylee and the other kids a tour of the rescue chopper during Tuesday’s National Night Out at the Lucy F. Simms Center.
Mike Gangloff of the Harrisonburg Police Department, DARE officer for the city’s elementary schools, hands out cards to children on Tuesday during National Night Out at the Lucy F. Simms Center.
Harrisonburg Police Chief Stephen Monticelli unveils a new neighborhood watch sign during the first official social gathering of the new Rockbridge Circle watch group at the city’s National Night Out observance.
Harrisonburg Police Chief Stephen Monticelli (front right) chats with Rockbridge Circle neighborhood watch members Rodney Jones (back right) and Chris Greenfield (left) during Tuesday’s National Night Out.