Officer Influences Students to Impact Communities

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Countless officers regularly work with students and those in need. One such officer is Const. Patrick Thompson. The Toronto Sun reports that Thompson has served as George S. Henry Academy's school resource officer for more than half a decade. He recently brought some of his students downtown to feed the hungry. They traveled from North York to Sherbourne and Queen Streets to provide the needy with a nutritious lunch. Thompson and his team of students did much more than merely hand out sandwiches to those desperate for a meal. They also gave away an array of healthy snacks and T-shirts.

Thompson stated his motivation for bringing his students to Sherbourne and Queen Streets was to teach them the importance of lending a helping hand to others. ““It teaches them how to help others. The kids get to see another side of the city,” he told the Sun.

Thompson also engages the community through social media. Through Twitter he highlights public safety issues such as discouraging distracted driving and promoting safe internet practices for parents and children.

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