Remington Traditional sixth grader Stephen Stewart Jr. was given a once-in-a-lifetime behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Heights Police Department.
Stewart was the first student selected by Officer Jeff King for the school's new Student School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. He arrived in style riding in King's D.A.R.E. police car and made personal connections with staff members in every department.
Stewart had the opportunity to meet with Chief of Police Col. Bill Carson in his office and that's where he waspresented with a challenge coin. A challenge coin is a uniquely designed coin that represents an organization or occasion. Being given a challenge coin represents comrade or unity and proves membership of a certain group, as well as honoring the actions of those who receive them.
"It was amazing and definitely a very memorable experience," Stewart said. "It means I can be something special and by working hard, I can achieve anything."