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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-508

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 20, 2012
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    Elementary School Student Thanks Law Enforcement In Special Way

    A student at Mango Elementary School sent a special thank-you to law enforcement for safeguarding her school this week.
    • Thursday
    • December 20, 2012
    • Time: 7:30 AM
    • Mango Elementary School

    Details:

    A student at Mango Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 20, sent a special thank-you to law enforcement for safeguarding her school this week. The student, named Karmen, even hand-delivered it.

    It happened around 7 a.m. as Hillsborough County Sheriff's Cpl. Lance Connors was outside the school as part of our extra security measures following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

    Cpl. Connors, in uniform and on his fourth day at the school, was patrolling a student drop-off area. The young girl walked past him and he greeted her with "Good morning.'' The girl stopped, turned around and reached into her backpack, removing a folded piece of notebook paper. She handed it Cpl. Connors and started to walk away. Cpl. Connors quickly opened the note. It read: "Dear Officers thank you for making my school safe merry Chrismas.'' She drew a heart and signed it "Karmen.''

    Cpl. Connors yelled a quick "thank you'' as the girl headed off to class.

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