SHES Student Wins JOCO Sheriff Poster Contest

SHES Student Wins JOCO Sheriff Poster Contest
Posted on 05/02/2018
Brooke Jones, a 5th grader at Spring Hill Elementary School was selected as the winner for her “Take Me Home” illustration.The Johnson County Sheriff's Department asked 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in the Spring Hill School District to submit a drawing that illustrates what the "Take Me Home" program means to them.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office "Take Me Home" program is a "free service offered to families affected by cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia, or Alzheimer's disease," according to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office flyer. This program "helps police officer in Johnson County identify people with special needs that may not be able to say who they are or where they live," according to the flyer. "It is a database with emergency contacts, a photo, and other useful information to help them home safely."

Brooke Jones, a 5th grader a Spring Hill Elementary School was selected as the winner for her "Take Me Home" illustration. She was presented with a Sheriff's Office challenge coin, patch and replica police car. Chief Deputy Quigg, Major Prothe, Lt. Nonnast, School Resource Officer Deputy Pechnik, Deputy Hurt and Deputy Canaan stopped by her school and treated Brooke and her classmates to a pizza party.

To learn more about the "Take Me Home" program, click here: http://www.jocosheriff.org/divisions-units/dispath/take-me-home
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