BRTC is thankful to American Veterans Post 62, represented by William Lee Hand, for their $3,100 to Black River Technical College’s Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) Memorial Garden. “This is the largest donation to date for the project,” said Steve Shults, LETA Director, “and it is greatly appreciated.”
The purpose of the proposed Memorial Garden is to remember the three LETA officers who lost their lives in the line of duty: George Griffin, White County Sheriff’s Office; Jonathan Schmidt, Trumann Police Department; and Jake Harrell, North Little Rock Police Department. “We must never forget the sacrifice officers make serving their communities,” Shults said.
The Memorial Garden will be a lasting memorial and serve as a reminder to LETA students of why they must “adequately prepare themselves for a career filled with uncertainties,” said Shults.