Police host community softball game, Saturday

The Rockford Police Department, as part of an initiative to cultivate and foster friendly relationships between Rockford residents and police, invite the public to attend and cheer on two teams playing the “Home Plate Compact,” a new community softball game that brings together citizens with members of the department.

The event is organized by Don Wright, whose active stance against violence was reinforced when his son Brandon was murdered in 2011. Wright notes his belief in community policing as an effective and fun solution in achieving strengthened relationships, increased trust, and improved safety as a catalyst for this community event.

Community and police personnel teams are nearly complete. Attendees who would like to participate may coordinate with team captains on the day-of the event.

The event will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Marinelli Field, 115 15th Ave.

–City of Rockford

One thought on “Police host community softball game, Saturday

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Why has this sort of thing never worked before?

    These fake attempts at fooling the public that the police are just a friendly group of public servants never works because we, The people are not stupid!

    Well, we are pretty stupid since we continue to pay these officers to organize and advertise these events with tax funding, but more and more of us see these acts as a fraud!

    Should a police officer EVER wish to speak to me as an equal citizen, or a friend of PEACE, he would meet me without his body armor and other weapons of deadly force.

    I don’t see this happening. this is because the police have a vested interest in presenting themselves as supreme and above approach to the average citizen.

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