The prevailing Christmas mood of “Peace on earth, good will toward men” could not have been demonstrated more vividly than on Tuesday, Dec. 17, when the entire Liberty High School Law Enforcement class delivered their handmade Christmas treats to the very appreciative personnel of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.
The students’ goodwill originated within their class to do something for local law enforcement. This gracious gesture was headed up by their class instructor, Coach Terry Higginbotham, who is a retired Pasadena police officer with a deep appreciation for youth who want to support law enforcement.
Coach Higginbotham’s class is composed of 20 students who take this class with the eventual goal of becoming either a peace officer or a correctional officer if by graduation their career choice remains in this area of interest. Many have followed through with this training and are now employed in law enforcement.
After the students’ delivery on Tuesday, a very large amount of cookies and other savory delights graced a large table in the LCSO patrol room where all personnel enjoyed them.
Higginbotham said he and his class are so very grateful to School Principal Venicia Bendele who not only approved the students project but is a strong supporter of the students and their life goals in this field of study.
“On behalf of Sheriff Bobby Rader and all his LCSO personnel, they extend a grateful thank you to the students, their teacher and the Liberty [Independent] School District for remembering the LCSO at this special time of year,” said LCSO spokesperson, Capt. Ken DeFoor.