There is a school resource officer at every school in Campbell County. All school resource officers are police officers; most of them have 20 years or more of experience. All of the officers requested their assignments to the schools, the August 12 meeting of the Campbell County School Board revealed. Officer Mike Lawhorn was one of the first two officers hired as a school resource officer in 1998 when the program first started. He has acted as a leader in the State. The officers were honored by the Board.
For more on this story, see this week's Altavista Journal.