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Southport Officer On National Night Out, Lt. Allan

Tonight is National Night Out, a nationwide effort to recognize police officers for their service. Southport PD’s National Night Out is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the police department and adjacent park and pavilion.

Officers say beginning at 5:30, the group will hold a memorial for Lt. Allan, including a moment of silence, remembrance and prayer from a police chaplain. Lt. Allan’s squad car remains on display, covered in flowers, teddy bears, posters and hand-written notes from community members and area police departments.

Following the memorial service, the NNO will host several youth activities including a scavenger hunt, fingerprinting and a bounce house. The department will also continue the tradition of “Dunk a Cop” with Lt. Allan’s father stepping in his son’s place in the tank. 

We speak to Officer Ford of the Southport Police Department about the evening and the courage Lt. Allan's father is showing.

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