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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to making schools safe for all students, faculty, staff, and the communities they serve; and

WHEREAS, school resource officers are critical members of the educational community who dedicate their lives to keeping students and schools secure; and

WHEREAS, there are over 1,000 exceptionally trained, dedicated men and women in law enforcement who serve as school resource officers in our elementary, middle, and high schools providing support and encouragement, and serving as role models, law-enforcement officers, and educators; and

WHEREAS, school resource officers serve across the Commonwealth as partners with school staff to ensure students have a safe place to learn; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia has one of the longest running, most robust school resource officer programs in the nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize February 15, 2024, as SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER APPRECIATION DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.