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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.


Delaware State Police Honors Art Contest Winners


Date Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2018

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DELAWARE – The Delaware State Police celebrated the front-runners of the 2018 Delaware State Police Community Outreach Art Contest at an award ceremony on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Delaware State Police Museum in Dover. Students from schools throughout the state participated in this very neat art contest from first through sixth grade. Bella, a first grader from the Townsend Elementary School, was asked why she chose to draw her artwork titled, “No Matter the Seasons or Time of Day”… she said, “because cars drive in seasons and they drive everyday mostly.”  Nicholas, a fourth grade student from the Odyssey Charter School, was asked what do you think the most important thing for everyone to know about traffic safety…he said, “to always follow the traffic laws.”

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Sergeant Richard Bratz said, “It is so very nice to see all of the families here tonight and we thank you for coming to this very important community event. I would like to give a special thank you to all of the boys and girls who worked carefully to create a unique masterpiece. Students from schools throughout the state participated in this art contest and wow, have they really done an awesome job relaying a positive message through their creative artwork. I would also like to thank the moms and dads, brothers and sisters and other family members who lend a hand to help these very fine artists with their drawings. It is not only the picture of art that we appreciate; it’s also the message of each boy and girl expressed in their creations! A good title for your art is important, like “Roadways Aren’t Just For Trucks and Cars!” It says something about what the drawing means to you. Boys and girls, we are humbled by your depth and imagination as you inspire us and share a part of your creativity.”

The honorary speaker was our Superintendent of the Delaware State Police, Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. Also those in attendance were Deputy Superintendent, Lieutenant Colonel Monroe Hudson and members of the Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit. Additionally, several family members and friends of the honored students came out to support the event. Their artwork will be humbly displayed at the Delaware State Police Museum. If you missed the ceremony checkout our Facebook live post of the event on August 9th, 2018.

“I am proud of everyone who participated in sharing a little bit of what the roadways mean to you. Roadways are shared by everyone, you must be respectful of others on the road whether its a bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian. I look at roadways much like we look at our communities; in that some folks believe it is the responsibility of our law enforcement to keep out roadways safe however, it’s the community as a whole that keeps our community safe. The same holds true for our roadways, it is everyone’s responsibility. The roadways are much safer when everyone is paying attention to the speed limit and giving their full attention to driving. So thank you for taking the time to really look at what is going on our roads.” 

Superintendent of the Delaware State Police, Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Released: 081118 1711

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