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School Resource Officer Named LPD Officer Of The Year

Sumiko Lemari
School Resource Officer Dustin Roscoe works in office March 26.

When walking down the busy halls, it’s common to see school resource officer Dustin Roscoe bouncing his tennis ball. He offers students and staff a welcoming smile and a listening ear. Whether the problem is as simple as silly drama or it’s more serious and deals with the law, Roscoe is consistently there to support students and keep them safe.  

Roscoe received the Lampasas Police Department Officer of the Year by the Hill Country 100 Club March 7.

“I’m so humbled,” Roscoe said. “It wasn’t something that I expected to get, but it’s good to know that when you work hard, you get recognized for it. Hopefully I can keep living up to everybody’s expectations of doing what’s best.”

For an officer to be selected for the award, all of Central Texas votes on it. For example, Lampasas Police Department, the school staff and other citizens.

“I think it is wonderful that Officer Roscoe was recognized for doing an amazing job of keeping our school and community safe,” assistant principal Paul Weinheimer said. “Officer Roscoe is consistent in his efforts to help all people in his path. He works extremely hard and cares deeply about people.”

The Hill Country 100 club gave Roscoe the award in Burnet at their annual banquet. He received a plaque and a handshake. 

“I am super proud of Officer Roscoe for receiving the award,” sophomore Peighton Hamilton said. “I think he deserves it. He’s an amazing officer, and I think that he was the best candidate for it. He is a kind and supportive man. I know if I’m ever in need of anything he’ll do his best to help.”

Roscoe has been an officer for almost 6 years. He’s been the school resource officer for 3 years. Before that, he was in the military for 12 years where he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Because of this, he always fidgets with a tennis ball. 

“We are blessed to have Officer Roscoe at Lampasas High School where his presence helps our students feel safe and secure so they can learn to the best of their ability,” Weinheimer said. “He is in law enforcement to protect but also to help teach lessons that will last a lifetime.”

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    SamanthaApr 1, 2024 at 5:28 pm

    Love that guy!