Feb 11, 2020 4:59 PM

SPD officer part of KLETC class donating to help students pay for lunch

Posted Feb 11, 2020 4:59 PM
<b>Officer Jacob Hansel of the Salina Police Department, left at back, is part of the 262nd basic training class that donated to help students pay for lunches. Hansel and some of his classmates can be seen here with students from Morgan Elementary School in Hutchinson. </b>Photo courtesy KLETC
Officer Jacob Hansel of the Salina Police Department, left at back, is part of the 262nd basic training class that donated to help students pay for lunches. Hansel and some of his classmates can be seen here with students from Morgan Elementary School in Hutchinson. Photo courtesy KLETC

HUTCHINSON — Officers of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center’s (KLETC) 262nd basic training class donated money collected by the class to Morgan Elementary School Tuesday morning.

The donation was part of the class’s legacy project, a project where each basic training class gives back to the community.

“Law enforcement is fundamentally a service profession,” said KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck.  “Most officers go into the profession to make a difference in their communities.”

Morgan Elementary was selected because the officers wanted to help those children that needed assistance in paying for school lunches. Principal Bryan Cunningham accepted the donation on behalf of the student body. 

The officers posed for photos with students and led the school in the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance before returning to their training at KLETC. Officer Jacob Hansel of the Salina Police Department was one of the officers that participated.

The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) is located in Hutchinson, Kansas. Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968, KLETC serves as the central law enforcement training facility for the state and as headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas.