Madison Doyle, story:
Read Across America Week is celebrated in schools throughout the country. It begins on the birthday of the famous children's author, Dr. Seuss. To honor this week, Kentucky State Police Trooper Daniel Priddy was invited to come to both South Edmonson and Kyrock Elementary and read a Dr. Seuss book to the students. He read to every student in both schools.
"We wanted to do this because it is such a fun and different activity from the kids' usual classroom routines," said FRYSC Coordinator Alicia Edwards. "We also want the kids to see a police officer in a positive light, because unfortunately a lot of them have seen officers in a negative way with someone in their family."
Trooper Priddy said he has thoroughly enjoyed the time he has spent in the elementary schools this week.
"I absolutely love this," Priddy said. "I love all the kids and how excited they get when they ask me questions about my job, and I think that is so important to build a real connection with these kids. I want them to remember me and remember how much fun we had."
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