National Night Out

By: ralphbarrera

Oct 08 2008

Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:16mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

The Austin Police Department and Chief Art Acevedo celebrated the 25th National Night Out by visiting several neighborhoods across Austin to promote drug prevention awareness and garner public and community support to strengthen relations. Acevedo greets citizens, from left, Rosa and Miguel Martinez, their grandson Miguel Garcia, 8, and their daughter Delia Martinez, right, as they gathered for a neighborhood block party at Prock Lane and Omega Drive in east Austin.The neighborhood is trying to start a neighborhood watch program. 

 Sgt. Keith Harrison, Chief Pilot with the APD Air Unit, introduces the company helicopter to youngsters from left, Tardrick Fowler, 7, Rikeisha Felder, 9 and her brother Richard Felder, 10, at the Turner/Roberts Recreation Center located at 7201 Colony Loop Drive in east Austin.

photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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