Multiple Agencies Participate in 2nd Annual Operation Joy Project - Corbin, KY Area

Corbin Area Technology Center - Criminal Justice Students hosted their 2nd Annual Operation Joy Project. Corbin Area Technology Center Criminal Justice classes donated turkey baskets to area law enforcement officials as part of their second annual Operation Joy. The 50 turkey baskets were donated to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers to distribute to needy families in the community.

“The operation teaches our Criminal Justice students that law enforcement plays many different roles in the community,” Criminal Justice Teacher Tackett Wilson said. “Of course, the main purpose of the project is to give back to the community during the upcoming Christmas Holiday season. It teaches the students the core values of helping those who are less fortunate.” The class expanded the operation from last year increasing the number of baskets donated from 15 to 50. The Criminal Justice students met with numerous area officers at the Corbin Area Technology Center on Thursday morning December 15th, 2016 and helped to load the baskets into the cruisers. The baskets were complete with a turkey, stuffing, vegetables, and drinks.

The Criminal Justices classes consists of 50 students from Corbin, Williamsburg, and Whitley County High Schools. The department would like to thank students, staff, and community members as well as the VFW, Kroger, Sav A Lot, and Walmart for their generous support in providing donations toward the project.

The following agencies participated in distributing the turkey baskets to area deserving families: Laurel County Sheriff's Office, Knox County Sheriff's office, Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Corbin City Police, Williamsburg City Police, Kentucky State Police, KSP/KVE Commercial Enforcement Division, and Constable Bubba Bowling.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated that it was a privilege for his office to deliver the turkey holiday baskets to area families in Laurel County. At many of the residences, there were tears of joy as the baskets were delivered by the Laurel County Sheriff's office.

Pictured is a student delivering a Christmas message to other students and area law enforcement officers prior to the baskets being delivered, and also pictured are all the students, staff and area law enforcement officers that participated.

Participating for the Laurel County Sheriff's Office was Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.


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