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Butler Celebrates a 'Night Out'

Bloomingdale Cornet Band entertained attendees with pop music while local business provided free food.

The community celebrated national "Night Out" Tuesday, filling the Butler Park on High Street for a night of fun, food and music.

Local businesses gave away prizes and food while the Bloomingdale Cornet Band entertained attendees with popular music. officers and  mingled with residents.

"Night Out" is a national event that encourages community police departments to host a drug-free gathering to bring neighbors together to meet their local officers.

Richard Dean August 08, 2012 at 09:44 AM
I had the honor and privilege over the past decades of getting to work with and serve so many of the people pictured in this series. One needs a particular mention and that is Mike Siek, who was a dispatcher (later changed to telecommunicator) for the Borough of Butler from 1971 until 2004, the last 20 of those being the senior in charge of dispatching under the chief of police.
Richard Dean August 08, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Someone else who was there that deserves a special mention by me is Butler PD's retired Sergeant Art Kender, who began as a special officer in 1960 back in the days when those part time officers appointed annually would regularly patrol communities all over New Jersey. He was a full time sworn law enforcement officer for 34 years from 1965 to 1999 only stepping down because of a law requiring them to do so upon reaching age 65, but he has continued his service as a school crossing guard which is under the Butler PD. Artie Kender has been with the Butler PD in those capacities for over 52 years now, a record that I doubt will ever be broken.

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