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Law enforcement visit troubled areas on National Night Out


From coast-to-coast, local law enforcement made their way around neighborhoods across the country for National Night Out.

Officers in the Chattahoochee Valley made stops Tuesday evening at areas in Columbus that have seen a huge spike in criminal activity with hopes of putting a stop to crime before it happens.

Sandi Cannon has participated in National Night Out for five years.

"Might not be able to save all of them but I do my best," she says.

She lives in the East Highland area and continues the fight to rid her neighborhood of robberies, murders, and drug dealers.

"Every drug dealer that I could put in the jail house, I say it proudly and loudly because they are nothing but a vermin and blight on society."

Cannon joined forces with over 20 others members of the East Highland Neighborhood Association, welcoming a caravan of officers into East Highland.

In June David Rutherford, a well-known radio DJ, was found dead behind a church in East Highland. Since then there have been several burglaries and break-ins in the area.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson supports the cause.

"It allows those who may have mischief on their minds to see there are a lot of good folks here who are watching, who want to take their community back," she says.

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