Montville Police and School Resource Officer Karen Moorehead is our Person of the Week.
In part because so many hundreds of people responded positively (with nearly 120 folks recommending the article on Facebook) to a story we did on the School Resource Officer recently.
But it wasn’t just that.
Her story grabbed national attention.
Maintaining Safe Schools, a national education media K-12 training publication, contacted Montville Patch about interviewing and including Moorehead in its training publication.
Moorehead was the community’s DARE officer for several years and has long enjoyed a strong rapport with Montville kids.
She has a long list of accomplishments within the police force including locating a local girl whose disappearance in February triggered a statewide Silver Alert. Moorehead, with then-Resident State Trooper Sgt. Troy Gelinas found the 14-year-old who had been missing for several days.
Moorehead and fellow officers participated in the Connecticut Special Olympics 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run this past summer, and she has participated in a number of volunteer youth special events and programs.
It was perhaps the student that Montville Patch spoke to a few weeks ago that best summed up Moorehead’s contributions to Montville youth: “We’re better kids because of her.”