Date: May 9, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact: Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager
School Crossing Guard Recognition Luncheon Set For This Saturday

The Polk County Sheriff's Office School Crossing Section will host the annual School Crossing Guard Recognition Luncheon this Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the W.H. Stuart Conference Center located on South US Highway 17 in Bartow.

At the luncheon, over 200 school crossing guards will be recognized for their dedicated and faithful service to the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the community. School crossing guards cross approximately 10,000 to 15,000 children every school year at 159 crossings throughout the county.

School crossing guards encourage students to cross at proper intersections.  Guards also provide information regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety.  School crossing guards are frequently, but not limited to, retired residents who feel a sense of community commitment. Deputies often rely on school crossing guards to advise them of traffic problems in the communities surrounding school crossings. Crossing guards also have been able to provide important information regarding criminal events occurring in their assigned areas. 

If you have any questions regarding the School Crossing Section or the 
Annual Recognition Luncheon, contact the Community Services Section during 
normal business hours at (863) 534-0980. 

Distribution: Undersheriff, Division Commanders, Communications, News Media

A text only version of this release is also available.

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