BRAWLEY â€“ At the regular BESD board meeting, Brawley Police Commander Brett Houser commended the Brawley Elementary School Patrol, Squad 3 of Phil Swing School, for their exemplary work on March 7, 2014.
Commander Houser said that the Brawley Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle in the morning of March 7, when the thieves turned back into Brawley and headed toward the Phil Swing Elementary School.
Houser said, â€œThat absolutely freaked us out.â€
The call went out for the Safety Patrol to clear the streets and those on duty acted quickly and with due diligence.
Houser said, â€œThe safety patrol did exactly as we asked, they were amazing, they kept people safe.â€
The Brawley Police held an award ceremony, March 28, with the parents and Squad 3 to honor them for their help.
Commander Houser said that the suspects were apprehended after crashing.
â€œAs an administrator, it is awesome to have the community at the smallest level, the little guys, jump in,â€ Houser told the board. â€We are very appreciative.â€