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Posted on: May 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lafayette Police Donate Laptop for 4th Grade Essay Contest

Essay Winner

The Lafayette Police Department in cooperation with the Empowerment Center of East County (EC)^2  held an essay contest for the fourth grade students at Alicia Sanchez International Elementary School where one winner would be selected to receive a new laptop computer donated by the Lafayette Police Department.  The students were asked to write an essay answering three questions:  

What does public safety mean to you?
How does the Lafayette Police Department keep you and your family safe?
What can you do to help the Lafayette Police Department keep the community safe?

In total nine essays were submitted.  The essays were judged by a panel consisting of  Mayor Christine Berg, Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo Reyña, and Sherry Taylor, (EC)^2 Board Member.  The winner of the essay contest was announced today during an assembly at Alicia Sanchez.  The Lafayette Police Department, Mayor Christine Berg, and the (EC)^2 organization would like to thank all participants and congratulate Delila Lee for submitting the winning essay.  Delila wrote a beautiful essay thoroughly addressing each of the three questions.  In Delila’s explanation of what public safety means to her, she described that people shouldn’t put others in danger.  She included an example in her essay of how her mother places her phone on Auto Drive Mode when she drives, which blocks all incoming calls and sends an automatic message to the caller stating, “I’m driving, but I’ll get back to you when I’m off the road.”  Delila said “no text is worth a life, it can wait.”  Delila’s essay described how the police department travels to schools, teaching students about safety and constantly patrols schools and neighborhoods to keep everyone safe.  She also wrote how she and her family should keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious to help keep the community safe.   

Congratulations Delila!  Great job on the essay!  We hope you enjoy your new laptop computer!  

Photographed from left to right, Mayor Christine Berg and daughter, Lumina, Chief Rick Bashor presenting laptop to Delila Lee and Commander Scott Emerson.

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