Fourth Grade Students Donate To JPD, K-9 Mitchell

Students at Ring Elementary School recently thanked the Jamestown Police Department and K-9 Mitchell. The students made 60 handmade thin blue line ornaments for each officer and a collar for Mitchell. Submitted photo

Ring Elementary School fourth-graders in Liz Covey’s class decided to perform an act of kindness by thanking the Jamestown Police Department and in particular, K-9 Officer Mitchell, for their service.

Students created 60 handmade thin blue line ornaments for each JPD officer and gifted K-9 Mitchell with his own thin blue collar for his heroic efforts. Students also wrote each officer a special note in a card thanking them for protecting the community.

“Our idea started a little over a month ago, after K-9 Mitchell was injured,” said Mrs. Covey. “During our morning meetings we had been talking about acts of kindness and how we can show people that we appreciate them. I felt that this was the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for our local police department. I want to teach my students to show kindness each and every day.”

To thank the students, Officer Erik Kraft, and K-9 Officer Mitchell visited the Mrs. Covey’s classroom. Before gifts were presented Ring Elementary School student, Kollin Leroy, shared with Officer Mitchell why they invited them into their classroom. “We wanted to thank you for protecting our community and keeping us safe.”

Officer Kraft and K-9 Officer Mitchell showed students tricks, answered questions and shared that K-9 Officer Mitchell is doing great. The students loved seeing the heroic dog healthy and in action.