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Community policing at its finest
August 5, 2021 at 6:54 a.m.
Rosario Esquiver may be just 6 years old, but she sure does have an arm. The Edison Elementary School rising second-grader successfully takes down Port Chester Police Sergeant Marcello Presta in the dunk tank set up at the National Night Out in Lyon Park on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The festival, sponsored locally by the Port Chester Police Department, is recognized on the same day across the U.S. as an event aimed to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the community.
Willett Avenue resident Alla Abramyan brings her 1-year-old son Arthur out to Lyon Park for some quality family time with fun activities.
Officer Jeff Garcia mans the grill to serve hot dogs to National Night Out attendees. By the end of the night, the department went through 1,000 hot dogs and just as many Colony Pizza slices, according to Captain Charles Nielsen.
Detective Arthur Dusenbury helps his 2-year-old son A.J. eat a hot dog. No bun is necessary; clearly A.J., full of giggles, is enjoying the meal without one.
Proudly looking at his mother Jessica Taleon, 3-year-old Prospect Street resident Leonel Taleon can’t even reach the handle bars on the police motorcycle Officer David Arroyo lifted him onto.
Westchester Avenue children or future law enforcement partners? Maximo Salazar, 1, sits on his 11-year-old cousin Gianmarco Soto’s lap as they pose for a photo while pretending to drive a police cruiser.
Move over, Officer David Arroyo! There’s a new cop in town. Alondra Ojeda, a soon-to-be kindergartener at King Street School, naturally takes the wheel while sitting in a police vehicle during a demonstration.