Macomb Mall and local police to host Heroes Day

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published May 10, 2017

 Roseville police Officer Heather Starnes helps Holly Harm, 9, of Warren, try on SWAT gear last year. This year’s Heroes Day will be May 13.

Roseville police Officer Heather Starnes helps Holly Harm, 9, of Warren, try on SWAT gear last year. This year’s Heroes Day will be May 13.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

ROSEVILLE — Macomb Mall and the Roseville Police Department will host the fourth annual Heroes Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 at the shopping center, 32233 Gratiot Ave.  

The free event will consist of indoor and outdoor fun for the community with local first responders, federal agencies and civilian organizations displaying equipment and explaining how they keep the neighborhood safe. 

Attendees will be able to meet representatives from the Roseville Police and Fire departments, the Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society, the Roseville Neighborhood Watch, and the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe. 

Roseville community policing officer and Detective Brad McKenzie wishes the department “had a chance to do more of these events,” according to an email to C & G Newspapers May 4. 

“This is an event we look forward to every year. It gives us a chance to showcase our equipment to the community. It also gives us a chance to have a positive interaction and a positive impact with the kids. Anytime we can do that, we love it,” stated McKenzie.  

“We partner with Roseville Police Department, and we wanted to include more career groups and federal agencies, and most importantly, community and civilian organizations to be a part of. Local first responders are the heroes, and this event is wrapped around honoring them,” said Macomb Mall Assistant General Manager Apple Wick. 

Child identification kits from the Michigan Child Identification Program will be available at the event, as provided by the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation. 

According to a press release from Macomb Mall May 3, organizers expect “over 30 groups to be on-site for this event, which include several police departments from Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Warren, Sterling Heights, Michigan State Police, U.S. Army, Marines and Navy, M.A.D.D., American Legion, Roseville Fire Department, Crime Stoppers, SWAT and historical military vehicles.”

“It’s a great way for the community to say thank you to the heroes for everything they do to keep our neighborhood safe,” said Wick. 

For more information about Heroes Day, visit Macomb Mall’s website at www.shopmacombmall.com.