BALTIMORE — Baltimore County communities are working around the pandemic to honor police officers.
Several communities organized events to celebrate partnerships that continue to strengthen.
The Seven Courts citizens on patrol held a neighborhood party with the White Marsh Volunteer Honor Guard. The Upper Fells Point Improvement Association in Baltimore City also held a gathering with light refreshments for neighbors and law enforcement,
Community leaders and officers both agree that the best way to keep everyone safe is to work together.
"I'm not reinventing the wheel. We're doing how it was when we were brought up," explained Shawn King, President of Seven Courts citizens on patrol. "We're looking after each others sheds and back doors when they are away maybe taking in the mail. Things that we did when we were brought up but slipped away as you have people moving from place to place."
"We need neighbors to be out we need neighbors to look out for each other to have eyes on the street," said Liz Bement, President of Upper Fells Point Improvement Association in Baltimore City. "Part of what this whole nighti about is having neighbors come out and be active and be present."
Organizers at both events made sure to adhere to the governors orders by social distancing and providing masks.