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Community enjoys National Night Out in Coulee Dam


A water balloon toss while wearing "drunk goggles" was part of the Coulee Dam Police Department's National Night Out participation last week, a good option on the hot day. The goggles impair vision and balance enough to simulate impairment from alcohol. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Coulee Dam Police Department last week took part in National Night Out, a sort of meet and greet event that takes place each August nationwide at thousands of police departments who interact with their communities in a casual way.

Coulee Dam Police Chief Paul Bowden said that in 15 years in law enforcement, he had not yet taken part in National Night Out and decided it was time to do so. He plans to do so again next year.

"It's just for people to come out and meet us, know where we're located at our police department," he said. "We have bureau fire trucks here and kids can see people...

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