PHOTOS & VIDEO [UPDATED 11:30 PM] of today’s Night Out Against Crime event which took place at Pine Park. Over 1,000 men, women and children enjoyed the event which featured rides, food, entertainment and prizes. Many off-duty police officers were on hand to assist in distributing the prizes and food at the event, hosted by the Lakewood Police Department.
The event was opened by the Chief and the Mayor who welcomed the families and thanked the many event’s sponsors, who also received a plaque for their generosity.
A moment of silence was also observed in memory of the fallen officers of the LPD as well as for the death of an Ocean County Prosecutor who was killed yesterday on her way to work after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.
Following the moment of silence, was a bagpipe performance and a salute by Lakewood’s Honor Guards.
After the performance, PBA’s President Gary Przewosnik presented Chaveirim, Hatzolah and EMS each with a $1,000 check from the Officers Benefit Fund, for all their work for the community.
Many volunteer organizations were present at the event including the Lakewood Fire Department, Lakewood EMS, Lakewood First Aid, Hatzolah, Chaveirim and LCSW.
(Notice: Video and photos contain women).