HCSO Personnel Celebrate National Read Across America Day
Hamilton County, TN – Today, in partnership with the Hamilton County Read 20 Program, Sheriff Jim Hammond and several members of the HCSO visited numerous public schools throughout Hamilton County to celebrate National Read Across America Day. Throughout this week, several personnel took time to visit our schools to promote the importance of literacy.
“You can travel all over the world from the comfort of your chair when you read a good book,” said Sheriff Jim Hammond as he spoke to students today. “Reading will open new worlds and opportunities to you throughout your life,” he noted.
The schools visited today, as well as the others visited throughout the week by our personnel are as follows:
Signal Center, Inc.
Orchard Knob Elementary
Orchard Knob Middle School
Clifton Hills Elementary
Participating in events like this offers law enforcement personnel a valuable opportunity to build positive relationships with our community’s children and promote the importance of reading.
Not only did Sheriff Hammond visit our local public schools, but he also visited the historic Signal Centers, Inc., as well as conducted an online Facebook LIVE reading today at noon for homeschoolers via our HCSO Facebook.
Please offer the following personnel your appreciation for taking time out of their day and reading to our community’s children.
Sheriff Jim Hammond
Chief Deputy Allen Branum
Director of Support Services Gino Bennett
Deputy Chief of Law Enforcement Charles Lowery, Jr.
Public Information Officer Matt Lea
Fugitive Lieutenant Van Hinton
Professional Standards and Accreditation Manager Miriam Monzon
Court Liaison Charlie Johnson
Property & Evidence Supervisor Heather Winters
Corrections Officer Jessica Smith
Fugitive Clerk Marquesila Laster
If you are interested in reading to our local school children next year, please contact the HCSO Public Information Office.
Special thanks to Shula Yelliott and our partners at the Hamilton County Read 20 Program, the Hamilton County Book Mobile, and our partners in the Hamilton County Department of Education.
The HCSO would also like to thank Ms. Donna McConnico, Chief Executive Officer of the Signal Centers and her staff for allowing our personnel the opportunity to visit with their students and clients.
To view more pictures of this week’s readings, please visit our HCSO Facebook page.