I am writing this letter to thank everyone for their help and support in making the first McPherson County National Night Out Event so successful.I would especially like to thank the Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska Game and Parks, A.R.K. Animal Rescue, The American Red Cross, West Central Nebraska Health District, Nebraska Operation Lifesaver and Guardians of the Children for participating and providing valuable information to the folks of McPherson County.
Individually would also like to thank Grant County Sheriff Shawn Hebbert and Logan County Sheriff John Heflin for their assistance also.
Plus, I would like to thank and recognize the generosity of the following businesses in North Platte and Tryon for donating to the event. North Platte Rec Center, Dunkin Donuts, Godfather's Pizza, Starbucks, Budke's Harley Davidson, Modern Tire Pros, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Gary's Super Foods and Aunt Bea's Cafe in Tryon.
Not to mention all the citizen's of McPherson County who helped pitch in with food and clean up afterwards.
This was a first time event for the county and hopefully will continue in the future so that law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve can work together towards keeping our neighborhoods safe.
By Tim McConnell, McPherson County Sheriff