Task force, McGruff visit Neal Elementary students

Published 3:46 pm Monday, November 5, 2007

By Staff
The Escambia County Drug Task Force and McGruff arrived in fine style via helicopter on Thursday, Oct. 25, at W. S. Neal Elementary School.
The Flomaton Fire Department was also on stand-by.
The program was organized in recognition of Red Ribbon Week by Chief Mike Lambert of the Flomaton Police Department, Donna Revel, Attendance Officer and Community Education At-Risk Student Services Coordinator for Escambia County Schools, and Marina Chancery, guidance counselor at Neal Elementary School.
Officers with the K-9 unit gave drug-free messages and presented a drug finding demonstration with their dogs for second, third and fourth graders.
Kindergarten and first grades also met with McGruff and a member of the K-9 unit.
All students took a tour of drug task force vehicles and watched McGruff leave on the task force helicopter.
Personnel participating in the event were Chief Mike Lambert, McGruff, K-9 Officer Jason Bondurant and Jocco, drug dog, of the Flomaton Police Department, Officer King, Superintendent Billy Hines, Matt Rabren, Robbie Williams, Scott Walden of Atmore Police Dept, Chief B.C. Cooper and Lt. Bradley of the East Brewton Police Department, Poarch Tribal Police Officer Dale Lisenby, Drug Task Force Officers Keith Hutchins and Stephanie Mullins, Brewton Police Dept. Officer Jason Yoder, Escambia County Sheriff's Dept. Greg Forbes, the East Brewton Fire Department and the Flomaton Fire Department.