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National Night Out makes a splash at Lakefront Park

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Council Member Sarah Atkins Hoggatt takes cover from the splash made by Police Chief Geoff Willems falling into the dunk tank after Atkins Hoggatt took her aim at the target. The dunk tank was one of the many activities at the National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia 2 / 8
St. Croix EMS Chief Brandon Lyksett goes under during his turn in the dunk tank at Hudson’s National Night Out event. The chiefs from EMS, fire and police all took shifts in the tank. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia 3 / 8
Hudson Fire Chief Scott St. Martin goes under in the dunk tank Tuesday night. The three chiefs competed to see who could raise the most money. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia 4 / 8
Hudson Police Chief Geoff Willems reacts as he begins to fall into the water during his shift in the dunk tank at Lakefront Park. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia 5 / 8
Retired Police Chief Marty Jensen takes a close stance to dunk current Police Chief Geoff Willems into the dunk tank during National Night Out. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia 6 / 8
Dawson and JJ Rubenbauer take a picture with McGruff the Crime Dog at Hudson’s National Night Out event. The annual event is designed to promote police-community relationships. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia 7 / 8
Hudson firefighters remove a windshield from a vehicle during a demonstration at Hudson’s National Night Out event in Lakefront Park. Rebecca Mariscal / Rivertown Multimedia 8 / 8

A crowd filled Lakefront Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7 for the annual National Night Out event.

Hudson Police Department, Fire Department, St. Croix EMS and other law enforcement and public service agencies were at the event that helps foster relationship between law enforcement and the community.

Visitors watched demonstrations from the St. Croix County K-9 unit and the Hudson fire department, and helped fundraise in a dunk tank competition between Hudson Police Chief Geoff Willems, Fire Chief Scott St. Martin and St. Croix EMS Chief Brandon Lyksett.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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