Collinsville, Oklahoma
August 8, 2018 (Online Aug. 14th)
(Local) National Night Out
Collinsville Police Community Relations Event Joined By Other Law Enforcement
Collinsville's "National Night Out" event kicked off with 2 rehersals and then the filming of the police department's entry in the lip sync internet video trend. 2018 CHS graduate Devyn Lyon was filming the activities staring Collinsville Policeman Travis Linzy and a cast of hundreds including the other local officers, CHS Cheerleaders, The Trap student spirit members (with the power above), and anyone else on Main Street that filled in the background.
Video Link -- released 8/23/2018
-- Note: I have not seen a release of the video yet ... but will add a link here when it is available -- Ted 8/14/2018
Devyn Lyon -- 8/14/2018 Tweet:
The #LipSyncChallenge video is complete for the footage I have. I am only waiting to shoot the intro with the #CvillePD which will be very soon! Video will release #ASAP.
I am putting lots of time for great quality ??
The Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) brought their helicopter and several boats for viewing on Colinsville Main Street (which was closed for two block during the Wednesday night event, rained delayed from Tuesday). A young "future" pilot checked out the helicopter while it was parked.
The Collinsville police department was short of riders in the tricycle race so suplemented with a few members of Tulsa Co.'s SORT team in the police-vs-fire competition.
The Collinsville fire department won the entertaining tricycle race against the police department.
Collinsville Fire Chief Harold Call
Collinsville Police Chief Matt Burke
The Tulsa County Sheriff's department was well represented including their special response team (SORT) which is the jail's equivalent of a SWAT team. They demonstrated a "cell extraction" with a cut-out view of a temporary jail cell in the middle of Main Street.
There were several iterations of the donut-eating contest which kept ending in tie with 2-3 donuts consumed each time (in two minutes) with various contestants.
Some bonus footage in the video may contain a scene inside the jail with the volunteer "prisoner".
Previous Coverage
Photo gallery: Collinsville's 2018 National Night Out -- Owasso Reporter -- Story
Despite claims this was the "first" Collinsville participation, I have seen news clippings of past events in Collinsville for National Night Out. -- Ted Wright

The 2018 SORT demonstration was also not the first "riot control" demonstration on this block of Collinsville's Main Street. In September 1967 the Sperry National Guard "took over" Collinsville Downtown to practice during the 1960's Vietnam protest & race riot era.

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Weather Delay -- Collinsville National Night Out moving to Wednesday evening (same times) -- Ted 5:35pm 8/7/2018
National Night Out downtown tonight.