Members of the Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Board with Geri Williams, from left to right, front row: Cindi Tracy, Ken Brodrick (Oklahoma State D.A.R.E. Coordinator), Geri Williams, Lori Swanson. Back row: Audrey Calger, Bryon Gordon, Isaac James, James Richardson, Tim Peters, and Mike Hopper.
Last year when Geri Williams heard Oklahoma D.A.R.E. was having financial difficulties she did not hesitate to come to the rescue. Lisa Brodrick, wife of D.A.R.E. Officer, Mentor, and Oklahoma State D.A.R.E. Coordinator, Ken Brodrick, had put the word out on Facebook that D.A.R.E. in Oklahoma was having financial challenges due to a loss of support by the state. As soon as Geri heard, she contacted Lisa and wrote a check. D.A.R.E. in Oklahoma was able to continue to function and train officers due to Geri’s generosity and huge heart. That should be the end of the story but sometimes angels make another appearance. On June 2, at the Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Conference, Geri came through again when she presented the D.A.R.E. Oklahoma Board with a check for $100,000. Below is the reaction of the D.A.R.E. officers as captured by Lisa Brodrick.
I have been trying to put into words what took place at the Oklahoma State D.A.R.E. Conference yesterday and I just can’t give it justice! Because one person can make a difference and chose again to do so, I watched a room full of police officers become silent. Speechless, shocked and they stood, clapping, wiping their eyes as they formed a line to hug their hero. She was invited to receive an award but in true fashion, the bigger reward was given back to future generations that will be reached because these offices can continue to teach children all over Oklahoma and surrounding states. Some may never understand the importance of what these officers do, but as a bystander, week after week, I hear the stories that grown kids come back to tell my husband. They were given the right tools to make decisions in their lives. The stories, are real. It works. D.A.R.E. works! It may not reach them all, but it reaches many. Many is far better than none. Yesterday, was a great day for Oklahoma D.A.R.E., Mrs. Williams…. we are in awe.
On November 17, 2016, all 5th grade students at Skiatook Intermediate Elementary successfully completed and graduated the D.A.R.E. program. The top two essay winners were Trustin Williams and Lillie Sherrill with Officer Johnny Adams.
YAB Members with Retro Bill in Orlando, Florida. Top: Jacqueline Ho, Marlon Sanders MS. Middle: Kobe Blackwell - AZ, Tori Streater - TX, Annessa Masterson - OK, Spencer Flanders – NV. Middle: Mistie Bell-Renfro, Brighton Turner – NM, Megan Kirchoff – MO, Gabe Nummer –...
The D.A.R.E. Vehicle of McClain Sheriff’s Department, Choice of Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Angel Geri Williams. The winners of 2016 Oklahoma D.A.R.E. Conference Car Show: 1st Place, Choctaw Tribal Police, Isaac James 2nd Place, Tulsa Campus Police, Annette Williams 3rd Place,...
Oklahoma D.A.R.E. State Coordinator “Officer Ken” Brodrick and his family: son Braxton, daughter Lexi and wife Lisa with his special Fire and Ice D.A.R.E. vehicle provided by the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma. D.A.R.E's Super Heroes -- Officer Ken and Geri Williams...
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