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Jose Francisco Ruiz of Voices Academy in Morgan Hill got a chance to sit on Gilroy Police Officer Rene Arbizu's motorcycle during the National Night Out event on Oct. 5, 2021 in Gilroy. Photo: Juan Reyes

Hundreds gathered Oct. 5 to chat with officers and take part in various activities during the National Night Out Outdoors event hosted by the Gilroy Police Department. The three-hour event between Gilroy City Hall and the library gave the public the chance to check out police vehicles and equipment while getting to know the officers. The free event also featured a resource fair, music, raffles, safety information, giveaways and more. The police department previously hosted Ice Cream With a Cop on Aug. 3.

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