Grider named Region School Resource Officer of the Year

Russell County Schools Director of School Safety Jackie Grider has been named the School Resource Officer of the Year for the South Region by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers.

Grider said he was shocked when he learned he received the award.

He said several school officials were able to surprise him by having him go on a home visit yesterday morning and pick up a student only to be met by administrators, teachers, and other resource officers cheering him on with a banner at the entrance to the middle school.

WJRS News also talked to Grider about what it meant to be recognized with this award.

Grider also spoke about his career and the aspects of it that mean the most to him.

You can listen to the full interview with Grider by visiting the podcasts section of our website.

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