BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Impacting the lives of students and the community is a job school resource officers take very seriously. Wednesday morning, a crowd gathered at Warren East High School for Hope Harbor and Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club to recognize the winner of the 2017 Warren County 10-Star Award, Officer Mike Waldrop of the Warren County Sheriff's Department. Officer Waldrop has been the resource officer for Warren East High School since 2010.
"I'm very honored to be part of the Warren East community. Not only do I get to impact students' lives at the high school, also the middle school, and some at the elementary school level, too," Officer Waldrop told 13 News. He added, "The school resource officer's job is not only for the safety of the students but also to help them make solid choices and good choices for their future."
The 10-Star Award is given to an officer nominated for exceptional service in each of the ten Barren River Area Development District counties each year. Officer Waldrop was nominated by staff, students, and parents of Warren East Middle and High School.