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Friday, September 4, 2015

Mansfield ISD Students and Staff Come Together to Back the Blue

Boren student welcome local public safety officers.
There was a sea of blue at many Mansfield ISD schools in support for public safety officers. Communities nationwide joined together on September 4 and wore blue for “Back the Blue” day.

Several MISD officers were invited to different campuses so that students and staff can personally show their gratitude.

First graders at J.L. Boren Elementary School even wore paper police hats and welcomed officers with a sign that read “You’re Our Hero.”

Jobe Middle School students gather before school
to support the blue.
Linda Jobe Middle School held a gathering before the start of school at the flag pole to present their officers with a special token of appreciation through cards and recognition.

“We just felt like we needed to do something for our officers because they give back so much,” said Blane Elliot, teacher and student council sponsor at Jobe Middle School. “We want them to know that we respect them for the sacrifices they make every day.”

Sgt. Eric Roberson said he definitely felt the love and does not take it for granted.

“It touches my heart knowing we have a supportive community. We are so very fortunate to serve them,” said Sgt. Robertson.

Officer Nelson and Sgt. Robertson at Jobe Middle School.
Officer Rexanne Nelson, Jobe’s student resource officer, said she was holding back tears as she was presented with the thoughtful notes and letters that the students wrote.

“The kids are why I do this,” said Officer Nelson. “It means a lot to me that they would organize something special just for me and my fellow officers.”