A School Resource Officer (SRO) with Pulaski County Schools has been recognized by the Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers as 2020 Rookie of the Year.
John Anderson may be a rookie SRO but he has 24 years active and reserve service with the U.S. Navy as well as 27 years with Fish and Wildlife departments in Florida and Kentucky. He and his wife Anita recently celebrated nine years of marriage.
“The award was actually a surprise,” the deputy said, explaining it was presented during what he thought was a business meeting at Oak Hill Elementary. “I didn’t feel like I was doing any better job than anybody else, but I got to carry the flag that day.…I’m just doing what I love to do.”
Normally such awards are presented at KASRO’s annual conference over the summer but the Louisville event was canceled due to COVID-19 and demonstrations.
Pictured is KYASRO Rookie of the Year, John Anderson, who was assigned to an elementary school.
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