Teacher Appreciation One Car At A Time

Starline Elementary School teachers were on the receiving end of a treat provided by the Lake Havasu City Police Department.

Police officer Lorne Jackson said that each year the police department shows appreciation for area teachers by showing up at schools and washing their vehicles.

Lt. Craig Stepick washes a car in the Starline parking lot Monday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

“We’ve been doing this for the last four years. In previous years, they were paying a company to come in and wash the cars for the teachers but getting with the community, Anderson (Automotive Group) donates the pressure washer trailer, we’ve done it,” Jackson said. Anderson has helped with the pressure washer trailer every year.

He said the Fraternal Order of Police pays for the water and gas and police officers and their families come together to wash the teachers’ cars. He said the police department has been showing their appreciation to teachers for the last four years.

Mary Jackson washes a teacher’s car Monday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The idea started when Jackson’s wife was involved with Starline’s Parent Teacher Association and it was determined that would be a nice way to show appreciation.

Starline teachers were treated Monday and the police washing patrol will move on to Jamaica Elementary School Wednesday.

“We try to get in as many as we can but it’s time-consuming. The police department families have come together and helped wash and it’s just pretty nice,” Jackson said.

Feature photo: CPL. Kyle Ridgeway washes a teacher’s car Monday morning at Starline Elementary. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 


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