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‘Honor the Badge’ event slated for Oct. 17

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Character Counts! In Chaves County will continue its annual tradition of showing appreciation to local law enforcement with the upcoming Honor the Badge event.

This year’s event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Chaves County Administration Building and is sponsored by Pioneer Bank.

Honor the Badge enables the community to honor and thank all those who wear a badge and let them know how much their sacrifice and dedication to protect us in Chaves County are appreciated.

Nominations are sent in from local police, fire and sheriff department leaders.

Candidates are reviewed and selected by a committee made up of individuals with Character Counts! throughout the community. Each nominated individual represents the best of first responders, with a maximum of eight individuals being honored.

“Our Character Counts! nominees strengthen our community through their daily actions. It is important that we recognize and honor their achievements to make Chaves County a better place to live and work, “ Chaves County Sheriff Britt Snyder said.

Honor the Badge is one of the special activities planned for Character Counts! week October 15-19 in Chaves County. Character Counts! is also hosting a Super Celebration at Roswell High School on Oct. 16 and a Zoo Tour/Pillar Presentation Oct. 19.

Character Counts! is a nationwide character-education and ethical decision-making program that promotes the six “pillars of good character”: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. Character Counts! Week provides a time to reinforce the importance of teaching basic ethical values to youth.

For more information, people can contact Tim Fuller at tfuller@risd.k12.nm.us.