262nd Basic Training Class visits local elementary school

Members of KLETC's 262nd Basic Training Class pose with Morgan Elementary School Principal Bryan Cunningham and students

Officers of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center’s (KLETC) 262nd basic training class donated money collected by the class to Morgan Elementary School Tuesday morning. The donation was part of the class’s legacy project, a project where each basic training class gives back to the community.

Officer Jennifer Richner of the Edwardsville Police Department leads the school in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

“Law enforcement is fundamentally a service profession,” said KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck.  “Most officers go into the profession to make a difference in their communities.”

Morgan Elementary was selected because the officers wanted to help those children that needed assistance in paying for school lunches. Principal Bryan Cunningham accepted the donation on behalf of the student body. 

The officers posed for photos with students and led the school in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance before returning to their training at KLETC.