La Follette Chief of Police Bill Roehl explains that National Night Out began in 1984 with neighborhoods simply turning on a porch light.  Often it was blue in color to demonstrate a community’s support for local law enforcement.  CLICK HERE to see all of Charlie Hutson’s photos.

This taser demonstration was conducted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department

Since, it has resonated to more than 16,000 communities within the United States and recognizes other responding agencies and groups along with police.  He adds that it can be a huge event for communities.   Roehl tells WLAF, “Our community, LaFollette, experienced a great night tonight (Tuesday).   The venue was packed, and all those I came in contact with were enjoying themselves.”

Many agencies hosted booths all over Seargeant Park –CHET’s Family Service Center is above with CASA below

“From the La Follette Police Department, we would like to take this moment to thank our community for all their support,” said Chief Bill Roehl.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/08/2018-6AM)