National Night Out: A different side of policing

BOB WILLIAMS / THE CHRONICLE - Springfield Police officer J. Garcia-Cash poses with a group of neighborhood kiddos. The kids were given frisbees, water, crayons and drawings - all SPD-themed at the National Night Out event.

The sun was shining, kids were smiling, and a multitude of officers attended with no shortage of enthusiasm. 

Last Tuesday, Lane County Sheriff's Office law enforcement gathered at Harry Holt Park in Creswell for the National Night Out, an annual event for the community to interact with law enforcement in a more personal way . . .