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Wear blue on Jan. 8 to support and thank law enforcement

January 4, 2016

On Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, students, employees and residents of Moorhead Area Public Schools, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools and Clay County are asked to wear blue in support of law enforcement as part of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.), said Jenny Mongeau, Clay County commissioner, during a news conference on Jan. 4.

Nationally, January 9, 2016, has been officially designated as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

The Clay County Joint Powers, which includes Moorhead Area Public Schools, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools, City of Moorhead, City of Dilworth, Clay County and Clay County Association of Township Officers, is supporting L.E.A.D to recognize those in law enforcement and the public service they provide to our communities.

Sheriff Bill Bergquist and Chief of Police David Ebinger thanked the community for their support. Ebinger also acknowledged the partnership for kids that exists in the community.

The initiative to ask students, employees and residents to wear blue stemmed from the Clay County Joint Powers.

“We have such a strong collaboration,” said Lynne Kovash, superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools. “We talked about wanting to do something to support law enforcement.”

Bryan Thygeson, superintendent of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools, spoke about the county’s commitment to have school resource officers (SROs) in the schools.

“We see the kids high-fiving the SRO in the hallway. They see the person as a resource,” he said. “The kids see how different entities can work together.”

“The SRO program has been wonderful,” Kovash said. “It shows students about having a relationship with law enforcement through the SRO.”

L.E.A.D. is sponsored by the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and other partnering organizations to unite in support of 780,000 law enforcement officers nationwide. Learn more at www.nationalcops.org/lead.html.

 
Caption: 

Sheriff 

Bill Bergquist, Clay County, 

Jenny Mongeau, Clay County Commission, 

Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools, and 

David Ebinger, Chief of Police, City of Moorhead, are among those to speak at the Jan. 4 news conference announcing the Clay County Joint Powers support of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

 

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