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Moore County Sheriff's Office, Sunray ISD agree to placement of school resource officer

The Moore County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that a full-time deputy will be placed as a School Resource Officer at Sunray ISD. (File Photo)

The Moore County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that a full-time deputy will be placed as a School Resource Officer at Sunray ISD.

According to a statement from Chief Deputy Morgan Hightower, Moore County Sheriff Bo DeArmond and Sunray Independent School District Superintendent Marshall Harrison have been meeting concerning the placement of a deputy at Sunray ISD full-time.

After meeting with the Moore County Commissioners Court and the Sunray ISD Board of Trustees, the two entities approved an agreement to place a deputy at Sunray ISD to serve as the school resource officer.

Hightower said the department believes the placement of a full-time SRO provides safety, security and a sense of relief for the students and staff at Sunray ISD.

The full statement of Chief Deputy Hightower reads:

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that over the last several weeks, Sunray ISD Superintendent Marshall Harrison and Sheriff Bo DeArmond and our administration have been meeting and discussing the possibility of placing a deputy from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at Sunray ISD full time. After meeting with the Moore County Commissioners Court and the Sunray ISD Board of Trustees, the two entities have approved an agreement to place a full time Deputy at Sunray ISD to serve as the school resource officer.
It is our belief that the placement of a fulltime school resource officer provides safety, security, and a sense of relief for the students and staff at Sunray ISD. We are excited to begin this journey and be a part of the wonderful things happening at Sunray ISD. Sheriff DeArmond and I would like to thank the Sunray ISD Board of Trustees, Mr. Harrison, and the Moore County Commissioners for the work they put forward to make this dream a reality. We are also thankful that you have entrusted our department with such an important task. We will strive each day to ensure the safety of your students and staff.
With that, we take great pride in saying “It is always a great day to be a Bobcat!”


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