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Killeen PD cancels Annual National Night Out event

The Killeen Police Department said it is cancelling the event due to the ongoing pandemic.
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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — The Killeen Police Department has canceled its 2020 National Night Out, which was set to be held Oct. 6. 

The department cited the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for the cancellation. 

"We would like to extend a big thank you to all the citizens and neighbors who have joined us these past years in fighting crime and help make our community safer," the department said in a Facebook post. 

Just more than a week ago, the Harker Heights Police Department also canceled the their event plan for National Night Out.

“This was not a decision that was made lightly, as we understand that connecting with neighbors and community in these uncertain times is more important than ever,” Police Chief Phillip Gadd said.

Harker Heights police said canceling this event is a  way to keep officers, staff and citizens in the community safe. The department remains committed to taking actions to enhance the relationships between neighbors and law enforcement that promotes a unified community, according to a Harker Heights PD press release.

"We greatly appreciate your understanding, support, and patience during this period, and look forward to interacting with the great citizens of this community," the release said.

Meanwhile, the Belton Police Department said they are moving forward with their event plans. It will, however, look a little different as they planned it around the pandemic. 

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