The Mesquite Police Department pulled out all the stops to put on its annual Mesquite Night Out on Sept. 18. The event was held under the lights at the Mesquite Recreation Center field, giving families a chance to enjoy a beautiful evening out and visit with law enforcement and first responders who serve the community.
The free hot dogs served up by the Elks were a welcome treat for all the spectators while they enjoyed the live music and waited for a chance to climb in the Mercy Air helicopter and take photos with the pilot. The K9 pooches were put through their paces in a demonstration search, and the crowd cheered when they found hidden contraband.
Motorcycle officers from the Metropolitan Police Force showed off their gleaming bikes. They rode from Las Vegas to Mesquite for the event, and were proud to show off their wheels and hand out junior police officer badges to the kids and adults. Officer Bruehl of the Mesquite Police Department stood by smiling as kids wrote messages of appreciation on sticky notes and slapped them on his black and white patrol car, thanking our MPD for keeping Mesquite a safe city.
The police department welcomed nonprofit groups to display their message to the crowd. Participating groups such as Salvation Army, Mesquite Senior Games, and Mesquite Community Education Foundation were there to chat with the crowd and let everybody know about their role in the community. The event, planned with support of the City of Mesquite, is a way for the police to reach out to residents of all ages and create a positive bond with the community.