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  • Charlene Sims, Journal staff

Pleasanton SRO receives KDOT award for youth safety programs

Updated: May 26, 2022

MOUND CITY – Linn County Deputy Chip More received a “People Saving People” award from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) at the Linn County Commission meeting on Monday, April 9.

More, a school resource officer (SRO), was nominated by Mitch Shaw, Pleasanton USD 344 principal. The award was presented on Monday because More was not able to attend the KDOT presentation because of obligations at the school district.

KDOT Law Enforcement Liaison Daniel Kiser explained that this award is given out yearly to highlight impressive efforts of persons or organizations that have positive affects on transportation safety behavior in Kansas.

To be eligible, an individual or organization must have successfully resolved a transportation issue or situations within their organization.

Shaw said that More had assisted in putting together a mock crash incident so the young drivers would know what to expect and what to do to keep that from happening.

He has also worked with Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE), training young drivers about seatbelt and driver safety. More also assists in schools as well as training students about active shooter scenarios.

Shaw said that this was an honor for Linn County and the school to have More receive the award.

“Chip’s been an amazing addition to our staff. He’s done a fantastic job in identifying and working with our children and promoting seatbelt safety as well as many other ways he has helped us out from coaching to organizing active shooter training,” said Shaw.

He said that the More will be taking over as the SAFE coordinator for the district next year.

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