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Tyler Neighborhoods Gather To Fight Crime

Neighbors across East Texas gathered together, Tuesday night, to fight crime in their communities.  It is the 23rd annual National Night Out; a night designed to increase crime prevention and drug awareness.   

  One neighborhood calls themselves the St. Louis Community. Residents ate food and played games there. On the other side of town, neighbors in the Williamsburg Village community gathered with Tyler police and the fire department. The kids even had a bike parade.    

"It's about hoping policeman will take care of our neighborhood and that no people will get hurt," said 9-year-old Kamryn  York.

"Criminals aren't going to know the neighbors and not going to know the neighborhood, so we're going to have that one little bit of advantage over them, so that's part of it," said Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle.  "It's kids getting to know the police officers, the firefighters, everybody coming together in this community and say we've had enough of crime."   More than 40 neighborhoods in Tyler spent the evening outside with neighbors and police.    

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

 

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