Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe (04/28/23)

Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe

I always look forward to the summer. Not because I don’t like being here but because I get to spend more time with my family. I work different shifts and do a lot of training, but still, I get to see my family more. This summer is even more awesome as my little brother, his family, and my mom are coming to Colorado to visit. The last time I saw them was in 2019 (and I miss them a lot). So yes, I can’t wait for that. There will be many people in my house, but it will be fun.

It is great to chat with some students and to hear what they will be doing during the summer. That is the great privilege of working at a K-12 school. I get to hear so many different stories! So many different personalities. I even get some good ideas from the students about what to do with my own family 😊

During those conversations, I always take the opportunity to add some safety tips in our chats. Particularly now that it is getting warm outside, it is very important to practice some safety out there. Remember, when the weather gets warm, we see more bicycles and motorcycles out and about.

With that in mind, please reaffirm with your students (driving age) the importance of making a full stop at a Stop Sign and looking all ways (grammatically correct?) more than once. A couple of extra seconds at a Stop Sign can save a life. Also, the little ones will be out riding bikes and scooters, etc. Take the time to explain to them how to be safe while playing outside. The same principle applies, right? Stop at the corner or before going across the street, look all around, and never assume a vehicle will stop just because you are a pedestrian.

Did I hear that we only have less than a month left? I mean, Seniors have something like a couple of weeks left! Where did the time go? It is not over, though, and there is still much to do. Thanks for the emails that some of you have sent talking about the newsletter. I appreciate your comments and willingness to work with me for the good of our students and our school.

Again, thank you for your continuous support. Let’s keep working hard to keep our students safe! I am very thankful for having the opportunity to be part of your student’s story. If you have questions about anything, please email me at gabe.uribe@stemk12.org, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Hug your loved ones, smile at a stranger, and remember what I have said in the past. A simple gesture like that can change somebody’s life.


Be safe!

Deputy Gabe

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