Daisetta holds inaugural National Night Out event

A PHI air ambulance leaves the Hull-Daisetta Fire Station after Tuesday night's National Night Out observance.

A crowd of 400 people turned out Tuesday, Oct. 1, for the first-ever National Night Out observance in Daisetta. Hosted by Daisetta Police Department at the Hull-Daisetta VFD fire station, residents were treated to free hot dogs, drinks and desserts, and enjoyed the camaraderie that comes with being part of a small community.

“I wasn’t expecting a huge turnout because it was our first year,” said Daisetta PD Administrative Clerk Tiffiny Tucker, who organized the event with Police Chief Kelvin Burks. “My main goal since I started working for the City of Daisetta back in June was to host a National Night Out to make residents know that we are here for them.”

National Night Out also provides an opportunity for people to interact with law enforcement, firefighters and other first responders in a positive, humanizing setting. Tucker hopes that people will grow to see Daisetta as she sees it – as a great place to come to raise families.

“National Night Out was just the start. So many people, when something goes wrong for them, think that nothing is getting done by police. We have the initiative and we are trying hard to make this area a better place,” she said. “I want people to know that Daisetta is here. We are doing everything we can to make it a great place.”

Pictured left to right: Daisetta PD Administrative Clerk Tiffiny Tucker, Liberty County Pct. 2 Deputy Constable John Tucker, Pct. 2 Constable Les Hulsey, Liberty County EMS Paramedic J. Oliver, Daisetta Fire Chief Guillermo Gomez, Daisetta Police Chief Kelvin Burks and Daisetta Code Enforcement Officer Boyett Taylor.

Some of the highlights of the event were demonstrations by Pct. 2 Constable John Tucker and his K-9, Golyo, the arrival and takeoff of a PHI air ambulance, an appearance by Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader, a cake walk, games and bounce houses.

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