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White House to honor Bonner Springs officer

Posted: 5:28 PM, Sep 18, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-18 18:28:39-04
White House to honor Bonner Springs officer
White House to honor Bonner Springs officer

Next week, the White House will be honoring a Bonner Springs, Kan., police officer and a student from Bonner Springs High School.

Master Patrol Officer Anthony Davis and senior Blake McMahan will be celebrated as part of the "Champions of Change" campaign.

The campaign aims to bridge the gap between police and the youth population.

Davis serves as the School Resource Officer for the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville School District. 

Davis and McMahan are one of seven pairs set to be honored next week.

A biography of Davis:

Master Patrol Officer Anthony Davis serves as the School Resource Officer for the Bonner Springs/Edwardsville School District in Kansas and teaches Criminal Justice Classes at Bonner Springs High School, where he mentors and coaches students like Blake McMahan.  Under his leadership, two students from the Bonner Springs High School’s Criminal Justice Program were among the top three scorers in the Kansas Skills USA Criminal Justice competition last year.  Officer Davis’ efforts have significantly strengthened the relationship between the Bonner Springs Police Department and the broader community.

A biography of McMahan:

Blake McMahan is a senior at Bonner Springs High School.  He currently serves as President of the Criminal Justice Club and is responsible for several initiatives that have increased student participation and strengthened ties with the local police department.  Last year, he placed third in the Kansas Skills USA Criminal Justice competition.  This past summer, Blake spent over 160 hours volunteering at the Bonner Springs Police Department and hopes to one day work in the Department as an officer.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and NBA player Caron Butler will make remarks at the event.

The White House will stream the event at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.

If you are interested in watching the event, visit this link at that time

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