For Immediate Release
June 20, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
OKALOOSA YOUTH WEEK ATTRACTS RECORD NUMBER
More than ninety local students interested in the world of crime-fighting took part in an educational week filled with fun – all supplied by School Resource Officers from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Charlie Morris says he was pleased that a record-breaking number of youngsters took part.
Okaloosa Youth Week 2008 ended Friday, June 20th, with a picnic at Marler Park on Okaloosa Island. Sheriff Morris presented each of the participants – dubbed “Junior Deputies” - with certificates.
During the past week, the students who gathered at Ruckel Middle School, Bruner Middle School, or Davidson Middle School learned various crime-scene processing and patrol techniques, including how to do a traffic stop. They also were given special demonstrations by the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and K-9 unit, as well as presentations by local fire departments, E-M-S, and the U-S Coast Guard.
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