NISD first responders appreciation breakfast

NISD first responders appreciation breakfast
Posted on 08/16/2019
NISD first responders appreciation breakfast

NISD welcomed first responder representatives from around the Nacogdoches community and county during an appreciation breakfast held Friday.

“We’re living in a time when we don’t have the same respect for law enforcement,” NISD interim Superintendent Alton Frailey said during the program. “These folks run into pick, up the wounded and dodge the bullets. I fully appreciate the risk of danger you assume.”

More than 40 were on hand for the breakfast and program at the Nacogdoches County Expo and Civic Center. NISD Chief of Police Sandra Murray and her staff organized the morning’s activities. It’s the second year NISD has hosted the event.

Nacogdoches ISD Board of Trustees President G.W. Neal, state Rep. Travis Clardy and Nacogdoches County Judge Greg Sowell spoke during the program and thanked first responders for their service to the community.

Sowell, a longtime law enforcement officer in Nacogdoches before being elected county judge last year, was the second officer hired by NISD’s police force when it began operations back in 1994. Constable Clarence Yarbrough, who attended the breakfast on Friday, was the third officer hired, Sowell said.

Frailey then addressed the crowd. “I want our schools to be a sanctuary for learning,” he said. “And I want to thank you for all you do to make that happen.”

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