While some athletes will spend Sunday taking a knee, Summit police officers will spend it getting involved with the community. Matthew Tarentino was all about giving back to the Summit community where he served as a police officer until he lost his life in an automobile accident May 30 leaving behind two children and a wife who was expecting their third child. Summit remains heart broken.

Sunday Oct 1 at 2pm the City of Summit and the Summit Police Department will be hosting a "Making A Difference Community Day" at Summit's Village Green Park in downtown Summit. The purpose of the event is to celebrate Officer Tarentino's legacy and to thank the Summit community for the outpouring of support in the days, weeks, and months following Officer Tarentino's death.

There will be a silent auction, free hot dogs, food trucks of various vendors, live concerts, bounce houses for the children, and a movie in the park.

This is the type of event that Officer Matthew Tarentino would have loved and yet another chance for this man, who gave back in so many ways, to do so one more time in his memory. It will definitely be a much better time than watching a bunch of highly paid athletes taking a knee.

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