“It is a community awareness program,” said Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie. “I think it would be real good for our police department to do. And with your blessings he can get this started.”
“I make the motion to let him go full speed ahead!” said Council Member Kay Davis.
“It is a good program,” said Wilkie. “I think if you get this out in P.R. I think it will be a very good program for the city.”
On another police matter, the council, during its Tuesday, June 27, meeting, approved participation in a grant for additional bullet proof vests for officers.
The grant funds are awarded on a 50-50 basis with a total amount of $5,340. The city’s portion is $2,670.
Council Member Davis mentioned the local police wives who are sponsoring a back to school drive through the summer until school starts again.
“You can drop off school supplies of any type at the police headquarters Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.,” said Davis. “They are the force behind our police officers. Behind every good man there is a woman and we have a lot of good police wives.”
The chief always does fundraiser for Relay For Life. Chief is asking for some inhouse money to buy T-shirts to have inventory on hand to be able to sell at the fall festival and then replace the money back tot he city of Centre for $1,300. It is approved.
“So I immediately sought Shane out, couldn’t talk him out of going to the Navy,” said Day. “He had his mind set on it, he set a goal and he accomplished it and I think he did very, very well. It is an extremely demanding program that they have. I believe he is going to serve in the cyber warfare division. We are very, very proud of him.”
The commission then presented the resolution honoring Race Alexander Clausen. Clausen was joined by his father, Jesse Clausen.
Clausen, a resident of Cherokee County, is a 2017 graduate of Sand Rock High School, as stated in the resolution. He also received a nomination to the United States Naval Academy from Congressman Mike Rogers.
Clausen, as stated in the resolution, is a recipient of an appointment to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2021 after competing with over 18,000 other applicants from across the nation from one of only 1,200 available appointments.
“To our Knowledge Race Clausen would be the second high school graduate from Cherokee County to attend the United States Naval Academy,” the resolution states.
“His dedication to pursuing this prestigious appointment and his patriotism and desiring to serve our country as an officer of naval service, offer a source of great pride for every resident of Cherokee County, Alabama,” states the resolution.
“And now, therefore be it resolved by the Cherokee County, Alabama, acting by and through the county commission, the state of Alabama as follows:
“The county commission hereby adopts this resolution honoring Race Alexander Clausen and his appointment to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2021.
“This momentous achieve ment reflects great credit upon Race Clausen from Sand Rock High School and citizens of Cherokee County, Alabama.”
Chairman Day noted that Clausen’s induction day is June 29.