Members of the community are invited to a Dayton neighborhood’s event tonight thanking Dayton police for its service in the face of tragedy.
The Oregon District will celebrate National Night Out in Newcom Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight, Aug. 6.
Newcom Park is located near the intersections of Brown and Green streets.
Before being shot and killed by police Sunday just after 1 a.m., a 24-year-old Bellbrook man killed nine women and men ranging from age 22 and 57.
An additional 30 people were injured during the mass shooting and sought medical care.
“We want to thank the police officers and first responders for their bravery and quick response during this terrible event. We will be gathering as a neighborhood this Tuesday, August 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Newcom Park. If you would like to join with our community, and thank a police officer in person, there will be representatives from the Dayton Police Department present as part of the annual National Night Out caravan. All are welcome,” a message on the Oregon Historic District Society’s Facebook page (The Oregon Historic District) says.
Launched in 1983, “National Night Out” is celebrated the first Tuesday in August.
Dayton police will visit other neighborhoods as well.
The police caravan will visit other Dayton neighborhood as well, city spokeswoman Toni Bankston said.