Etowah County Sheriff using helicopters for anti-drug message - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Etowah County Sheriff using helicopters for anti-drug message

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – As Red Ribbon Week approaches in Etowah County, Sheriff Todd Entrekin will be looking to spread his anti-drug message in an impressive way.

The Sheriff's Office, along with the Alabama National Guard Counterdrug Program, will be flying to county and city schools in helicopters to encourage children to stay drug free.

Entrekin says he feels Red Ribbon Week has a special meaning for him after local Drug Task Force Commander Chris McCurley lost his life in the fight against drugs in 1997.

"Officer McCurley's death is a particularly painful example of how drug use and trafficking has impacted Etowah County," said Entrekin. "Unfortunately there are many more, and Red Ribbon Week gives us an opportunity to bring awareness to just how much drugs negatively impact individuals, especially young people, and the community as a whole."

Helicopters Schedule

Tuesday, October 26th
8:30 a.m. – Hokes Bluff Elementary School
9:00 a.m. – Donehoo Elementary School
10:00 a.m. – Glencoe Elementary School
11:30 a.m. – Southside Elementary School
1:00 p.m. – Striplin Elementary School

Wednesday, October 27th
10:00 a.m. – Ivalee Elementary School
11:30 a.m. – John Jones Elementary School
12:30 p.m. – West End Elementary School
1:00 p.m. – Oscar Adams Elementary School

Thursday, October 28th
10:00 a.m. – Highland School
11:30 a.m. – Gaston School
1:00 p.m. - Floyd Elementary School

Friday, October 29th
8:30 a.m. – Duck Springs Elementary School
10:00 a.m. – Whitesboro Elementary School
10:00 a.m. – Walnut Park Elementary School
11:30 a.m. – Carlisle Elementary School
1:00 p.m. – Mitchell Elementary School


Drug Awareness Programs

Tuesday, October 26th
9:00 a.m. – Donehoo Elementary School
1:00 p.m. – Striplin Elementary School

Wednesday, October 27th
1:00 p.m. - Mitchell Elementary School

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