2003-08-07 / Top Stories

Community Doesn’t Let Weather Rain On ‘Night Out’ Parade

Community Doesn’t Let Weather Rain On ‘Night Out’ Parade

(Top left) 69th Pct officials: (l. to r.) Deputy Inspector Robert Johnsen, Officer Jimmy Johnson, Sgt. Joel Dickerman, Officer Dady Belfort, Officer Dan McBride, Capt. Brian White. (Left center) Participants marched through neighborhood. (Far left bottom) Leandra McDonald and Jasmine Cuadrado look like their enjoying themselves. (Above right) Christol Louison sang national anthem as Officer Johnson and Councilman Fidler looked on (Bottom near left) Seven-year-old Kerron Stukes sharpened his hoop skills, one of the activities set up for the youngsters.      Photos by Sonny Maxon(Top left) 69th Pct officials: (l. to r.) Deputy Inspector Robert Johnsen, Officer Jimmy Johnson, Sgt. Joel Dickerman, Officer Dady Belfort, Officer Dan McBride, Capt. Brian White. (Left center) Participants marched through neighborhood. (Far left bottom) Leandra McDonald and Jasmine Cuadrado look like their enjoying themselves. (Above right) Christol Louison sang national anthem as Officer Johnson and Councilman Fidler looked on (Bottom near left) Seven-year-old Kerron Stukes sharpened his hoop skills, one of the activities set up for the youngsters. Photos by Sonny Maxon

Scores of community residents were joined by elected and 69th Precinct police officials for Tuesday’s 20th National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community-oriented event to increase public awareness about crime, illegal drugs, and domestic violence, among other concerns.

Due to high humidity and a forecast for thunderstorms, the crowd was considerably less than last year, but local Night Out organizers said they were nevertheless pleased with the number of residents who did show up.

Noted participants included the local precinct’s top brass — Deputy Inspector Robert Johnsen, Commanding Officer, Executive Officer Brian White, Lt. Michael Renna, Sgt. Joel Dickerman, Community Affairs officers Dan McBride and Dady Belfort and Youth Officer Jimmy Johnson — 69th Precinct Community Council President Frank Romolo, City Councilman Lew Fidler, community activist Rabbi Avrohom Hecht and late arrival Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Before partaking in various activities, including crime-prevention awareness programs and games for younger residents, the estimated group of 100 marched around the neighborhood from the Foster Avenue stationhouse, south on Rockaway Parkway, west on Conklin Avenue to East 92 Street then north on E. 92 before turning east on Foster Avenue back to the precinct. Neil S. Friedman




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