Kingston Police Explorers receive national accolades

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Kingston Police Explorer Post 376 will be presented with the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award during Kingston’s National Night Out event on Aug. 7.


The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at Kingston City Park Pavilion.

The award recognizes valuable contributions volunteers make in their communities and is a means of thanking Americans who set a standard of service and inspire others to make service a central part of their lives.

Those to be recognized for their accomplishments during National Night Out are Explorers Robert Johnson, Jake Hayes, Megan Butler, Sam Wright, Cody Bell, Kayla Misic-Brydges, Trevor Burrell, Rick Cate, Alicia Christopher, Samual Corum, Austin Davis, Meaghan Duncan, Austin Jackson, Brandon McNew, Morgan Mullins, Cody Phillips, Dean Pittman, Dexter Rogers, Nathaniel Sackett, Mark Sims, Brandon White, Ian Wiser and Kimberly King.

Adults to be honored are Kingston Police Chief  Jim Washam; Officers Matthew Sackett, Cathy Rakestraw, Walter Calbaugh and Larry Cox; and parents Donna Binford, Janet Butler, Carol Duncan, Jimmy Duncan and Sarah Sackett.

The Explorers earned this honor by completing more than 1,100 collective hours of community service as a group during the last eight months.

They also accumulated a minimum of 25 hours of individual community service, which earned them the Gold Level Presiden-tial Volunteer Service Award.