By Bobbie Poynter
KSP Post 10 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Shane Jacobs recently visited with the Special Needs class at Jesse D. Lay Elementary School. Trooper Jacobs spoke to the students about helmet, seatbelt, and gun safety. He warned the children of the dangers of talking to strangers and explained that police officers are their friends. Police officers, he said, can wear all types and colors of uniforms, but their goal is to protect all children.
At the end of the presentation, the children received pencils, safety bracelets and coloring pages as gifts. Each student was then presented with a Junior Trooper Badge and sworn in as Junior Troopers.
“I really enjoy the time I get to spend with the kids in the schools,” said Trooper Jacobs. “If I can impact or help change the life of even one of these students, it will have been time well spent. Kids need to always know that we (policemen) are their friends and are always here for them.”
Trooper Jacobs is available to speak with any school class. Besides Kids Safety, he provides programs on Safe Driving, Drug Prevention, Internet Crimes, and is also available for Career Days.
Any school or teacher wanting to invite Trooper Jacobs to speak to their class can contact him at 606-573-3131.