Rutherford County SRO demonstrates care for a homeless child

May 09, 2022 at 04:58 pm by WGNS

School Resource Officer Sam Trubee

A first-grade student informed a Stewartsboro Elementary School counselor he and his grandmother were homeless and living in their car.

School Resource Officer Sam Trubee heard the concern from the counselor and started taking action, reported SRO Sgt. John Acton. Trubee contacted the Department of Children’s Services to assist the child and grandmother the next day.

Trubee contacted the Rutherford County School’s ATLAS Program that helps homeless children’s needs.

Going above and beyond the call of duty, the SRO paid for a hotel stay for the night and paid for dinner out of his own funds.

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“I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and acknowledge SRO Trubee for his outstanding dedication and devotion to his school, county and the community in which he serves,” Acton reported.

“In keeping with the highest tradition and professionalism of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, I write this letter of commendation and acknowledge SRO Sam Trubee for going above and beyond his scope of duty, taking charge of a situation and making a positive influence in the life of a child and grandmother struggling with hard times,” Acton said.

Trubee’s initiative and dedication to duty and care for children is a credit to himself, the Sheriff’s Office and the SRO Division.





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