July 22, 2014

Wanda Brister, Texas D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year


Wanda Brister showing her trophies as the Texas Dare Officer of the Year and 1st place for the Jasper PD D.A.R.E. car. Photo by Jeff Reedy

From www.beaumontenterprise.com

Wanda Brister of the the Jasper Police department returned form Gaylord, Texas with all the top awards. Brister herself won the Texas D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year award and the Jasper D.A.R.E. car won 1st place at the event. What an honor for the City of Jasper and the Jasper Police Department. Chief MacDonald stated he is very proud of Brister and her service to the community and the police department.. She represents us well. Brister is the Jasper Police Departments Dare officer and has been for many years. She not only works with children but works as a full time police officer in Jasper. The one thing is that when Brister is on the road you cannot miss her. She drives the Jasper Police Department’s D.A.R.E. car. It is wrapped with logos and an Eagle on the hood. The work that was done to the car this year was provided by several local businesses including MeadWesvaco, London Ink, Lakeway Tire and Complete Performance. These businesses provided either donations or services to decorate the car for the annual event.

The event in Gaylord is an International affair and has D.A.R.E. officers from not only the State of Texas but other states and countries as well. Brister was very happy to carry the Texas flag during the ceremonies representing the State of Texas.

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