Columbus Division of Police Ofc Wendell Tolber (9 Precinct, East Side) read Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle to a class of happy and attentive third graders yesterday at Whitehall Preparatory Academy. So attentive, in fact, that their teacher commented that it was their best behavior ever.
Ofc Tolber got to share with the class that he grew up very close to where they go to school and that he was very poor. When he was young, he decided he wasn't going to let anything stop him from succeeding and encouraged them to make the same decision. He told them they can do anything.
Ofc Tolber said he's looking forward to doing more Books & Badges readings and has gotten other officers interested in doing them as well. We're excited to work with them, and we know that the kids on the East Side will love having their officers come to their schools. 💙