National Night Out

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Police Chief William Whitton with honoree Pete Prudente and his wife Allison. (Photo by Tab Hauser)

The city of Glen Cove held its annual National Night Out on Aug. 6. The three-hour-long event was held on Bridge Street in downtown Glen Cove and featured food, music and family fun. Residents from the city were invited to take part in the event which promoted the safety of the community. Police officers and first responders were in attendance, as well as local government officials.

Marsha Silverman, the Glen Cove city councilwoman presented a citation on behalf of State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine to firefighter Pete Prudente, who is an active member of the Glen Cove community. Prudente is a volunteer firefighter for the city and also volunteers his time cooking meals for veterans at the Glen Cove VFW and organizes blood drives. Prudente recently saved a woman’s life by donating a kidney.

“National Night Out is an important part of the community policing formula,” Mayor Tim Tenke said. “It is a great way for our youth to make personal connections with our police officers. This year’s honoree, Pete Prudente, exemplifies what we look for in community service. He selflessly gives his time to the community and is a recent kidney donor. He is the type of guy we should all admire.”

“Congratulations to Pete and his wonderful wife, Allison, for well-deserved recognition for consistent contribution to our community as a role model and a selfless, generous volunteer willing to truly give of himself,” a post on Silverman’s Facebook read. “Thank you to all the city and volunteer organizations in attendance tonight and in particular, the Glen Cove Police Department for hosting tonight’s event. It was an amazing evening for our community.”

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