Saturday, December 16th

Jackson County gathered last Tuesday night at the Lunda Community Park for National Night Out, which is a national initiative that aims to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Black River Falls Police Department, Ho-Chunk Nation Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol were the local police departments in attendance for the carnival, which included bouncy houses, K-9 demonstrations and good food.

“For me, it is a format where members of the community can come and meet their law enforcement officers so there is not a huge wall between us and the community,” Ho-Chunk Nation police chief Earl Lemieux II said.

Jackson County was one of thousands of communities that celebrated National Night Out.