Yulee, Fla. – Friday, February 05, 2016, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office celebrated School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. School Crossing Guards play a critical role in keeping students safe. At schools throughout Nassau County, crossing guards are often the first face that walking students see at the start of the day and the last face they see before they head home. “We are so fortunate to have a committed group of crossing guards in our county,” said Sheriff Bill Leeper. “The safety and wellbeing of each of our students is our mission each day. I’m thankful for the valuable service that our crossing guards provide.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA), young children and the elderly are the most vulnerable for pedestrian accident related injuries. Skilled crossing guards can reduce the chances of accidents.
These men and women report to work every day, rain or shine, ready to embrace a child in a special way. For many of these children, the crossing guards serve as positive role models supporting their educational journey.
Show your appreciation to school crossing guards by giving an enthusiastic thanks by tooting your car horn, waving, or simply saying ‘Thanks.’