In the past, at the end of each year PAL has chosen an officer who went above and beyond the call of duty in service to their community via their work with our programs. This year we are excited to shake things up a bit, and in honor of continued support from Clark County Sheriff’s Office, we are starting a new tradition: the naming of two law enforcement professionals, one officer AND one deputy, who strives to live out PAL’s mission each day.
Therefore, without further ado…..
drum roll please….
Our officer and deputy of the year for 2017 is:
Sergeant Pat Moore of Vancouver Police Department and Deputy Scott Bain of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office! Both men are incredibly deserving of this recognition and we are blessed to have them volunteering with our programs. Below is a little more about each of these incredible men:
Sergeant Pat Moore
Sergeant Pat Moore has been a beacon of hope for PAL. It took us about a year to actually connect, but once we did the ideas starting flowing. The first thing I learned was that Pat was an avid football guy, in fact he may have even played professionally. That was the first light bulb to go off: perhaps Sergeant Moore would lead our summer football camp; which he gladly said yes to (and continues to do)! The second bulb go off was that Pat had a connection to getting us, PAL, really good deals on branded promotional items and shirts for the youth. This was huge because it saved PAL money and allowed us to invest more dollars in our programming.
Yet, Sergeant Pat Moore’s contributions towards PAL goes far beyond these “two bulbs.” He is an advocate for our program, recruits his peers to volunteer, and he does it all with a smile on his face.
Thank you Sergeant for all that you do. We are blessed to have you serving our community and our youth!
Deputy Scott Bain
Deputy Scott Bain is an amazing individual, aside from working with the community as a Deputy through the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, he also works with PAL as a volunteer. He is not only a mentor in one of our Prospere groups, but he also attends our literacy events regularly. Watching him work with youth is inspirational. He builds relationships with these youths in our Prospere program by listening to these kids and giving them a safe space to talk. He uses kindness and compassion when working with youth, he acts as a friend and role model not an all-knowing authority. No matter what is happening in his life, every time I see him he has a smile on his face. His dedication and drive to help better the community and the people in it is something everyone should strive for.
Thank you Deputy Scott Bain for your service and support. We greatly appreciate all that you do.