Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Idaho deputy wins School Resource Officer of the Year Award privateofficer.com


Natick Officer Gets School Resource Officer of the Year Award

Bonneville County ID Aug 1 2017  The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) last week presented its Floyd Ledbetter National School Resource Officer of the Year Award to Deputy Dan Sperry, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho Falls, Idaho, during the annual School Safety Conference. More than 900 police officers, educators and others received specialized training at the conference this week.
As part of the ceremony, NASRO also presented its Regional Exceptional Service Award to 10 school resource officers, which included Natick officer Elizabeth Heffler. This award recognizes continuous and sustained service to the school community above and beyond that normally expected of an SRO.

This year’s recipients are:
Deputy Sonya Shepard, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Shalimar, Florida.
Officer Timothy Fiedler, Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland.
Officer Gregory Suber, Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, Maryland.
Officer Lonzo Boyce, Duquesne Elementary School, Duquesne, Pennsylvania.
Officer Matt McCormack, Wallenpaupack Area School District Police Department, Hawley, Pennsylvania.
Officer Ronald Porupsky, Pleasant Hills Police, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Officer Elizabeth Heffler, Natick Police Department, Natick, Massachusetts.
Officer Brandon Qualls, Muncie Police Department, Muncie, Indiana.
Deputy Jon Tindal, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Arcadia, Indiana.
Officer Emmanuel Araneta, Alhambra Unified School District, Alhambra, California.

NASRO is a nonprofit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security and safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend. NASRO is located in Hoover, Alabama, and it was established in 1991. For more information, visit www.nasro.org.

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