In recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day slated for January 9, 2016, sixth graders at the James F. Doughty School showed their appreciation for local law enforcement.
On Friday, January 8, 2016, Officer Sanborn of the Bangor Police Department, Deputy Toulouse of the Sherriff’s Department, and Trooper Dube of the Maine State Troopers visited the Doughty School.
Officer Sanborn spoke about the ways the Bangor Police Department works to keep the city safe, and he introduced students to three new police candidates who will be enrolled in the police academy soon. Officer Sanborn stressed that learning is a lifelong process, explaining that even police officers have to continually learn new things and keep up with trainings and certifications.
Deputy Toulouse told students about the importance of paying attention in school, and that what they’re learning now can help them in the future. Deputy Toulouse explained that he constantly uses the math and physics that he learned in school in accident reconstruction.
Officer Dube spoke to students about setting career aspirations and keeping focused. He told the sixth graders that he knew from a very early age that he wanted to pursue law enforcement, and he stayed focused and finally achieved his goal.
Sixth grader Jack Patterson presented the officers with certificates of appreciation, James F. Doughty School T-shirts, and Bangor High School sweatshirts.
Bangor School Department Superintendent Dr. Betsy Webb echoes the students’ appreciation. “In recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day celebrated this Saturday, I want to thank Myron Warner, Bangor School Resource Officer, and the entire Bangor Police Department for their dedication and commitment in assisting the School Department. I’d also like to thank all of our law enforcement officials including the Penobscot County Sherriff’s Department and Maine State Police for protecting our communities. We are so fortunate to have them as partners working towards our goal of an environment for success!”