TOP PHOTO: It was a night to meet those who protect and serve our community at National Night Out.

Campbell County High School was represented by Josh Parker, Ben Foust and Olivia Lobertini.

By Charlotte Underwood 

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Multiple law enforcement agencies and the City of LaFollette once again joined together to host National Night Out at Seargeant Park. WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares his photo gallery HERE.

The event was well attended by the public and brought multiple groups and organizations together. Vendors had lots of school supplies and treats for children. 

According to LaFollette City Administrator Stan Foust this year had more vendors than any year past. Multiple political candidates were represented at the event as well. 

Vanessa Dupuy leads the National Anthem on Tuesday evening.

“We had over 60 vendors at the event this year with tons of stuff for the kids like school supplies. Everyone seemed to have a good time and it was a great event for the community to participate in,” Foust said.

LaFollette Police Officer Homer Harrell was presented with the Officer of the Year award at Tuesday’s National Night Out event in LaFollette. Sgt. Charles Duff presented the award.

During the evening, an outstanding officer from each law enforcement agency received a service award. Representing the Jacksboro Police Department was Jesse Ferguson. Jacob Fox was recognized for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, while Homer Harrell received a service award for the LaFollette Police Department. Tennessee Highway Patrol Bill Lyons was chosen as Trooper of the Year.

Jacob Fox, (left) was named Deputy of the Year for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Robbie Goins (right) presented the award.
Jacksboro Police Officer Jesse Ferguson was presented with Officer of the Year award for his department. District Attorney General Jared Effler presented the award.
Tennessee Highway Patrolman Bill Lyons (left) was chosen as Trooper of the Year. THP Lieutenant William Bruce(right) presented the award.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. The event is held on the second Tuesday of August across the nation in all 50 states. (WLAF NEWS PUBISHED – 08/03/2022-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD AND CHARLIE HUTSON)