In honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) introduced his Praise Our Police (POP) program to local school districts in the 19th Assembly District. This program provided students with an opportunity to express their gratitude and appreciation to law enforcement officers.
Students created banners, posters and handmade cards that were delivered to law enforcement agencies, including Nassau County police precincts, Metropolitan Transit Authority Police, New York State Troopers, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Nassau County sheriffs and correction officers and New York State court officers.
The following schools participated in Ra’s 2023 POP program:
- Cornwell Avenue School, West Hempstead
- George Washington School, West Hempstead
- Polk Street School, Franklin Square
- John Street School, Franklin Square
- Washington Street School, Franklin Square
- New Hyde Park Road School, New Hyde Park
- Manor Oaks School, New Hyde Park
- Hampton Street School, Mineola
- Jackson Avenue School, Mineola
- Meadow Drive School, Mineola
- Mineola Middle School, Mineola
- Mineola High School, Mineola
- Willets Road School, East Williston
- Rushmore Avenue School, Carle Place
- Cherry Lane School, Carle Place
- WT Clark Middle School, East Meadow
- East Meadow High School, East Meadow
“It’s great to see our local school districts proudly supporting our wonderful men and women in uniform. With all that our police officers go through on a daily basis, it’s heartwarming to see our children showing support for those who protect us and keep us safe,” said Ra.