Students and staff at Woodland Elementary and Liberty Junior School have long known that their School Resource Officer (SRO) Deputy Jody Green, does an outstanding job. But what Deputy Green did this summer while on reassignment, is simply heroic. It also earned him “Deputy of the Year” honors from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Green was traveling north for a transport when he came upon a semi that had crashed and was on fire. He pulled the driver from the burning vehicle and saved his life.
Division Commander Lieutenant Morgan Dallman said, “There are many police officers who are able to help save someone’s life, but Deputy Green put himself in high physical danger to rescue the driver of the semi.”
Lt. Dallman added, “Deputy Green wholeheartedly deserves this award for his heroic effort and also for being an outstanding SRO.”
Deputy Green was honored at the Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 31 in front of his peers and command staff. Sheriff Richard Jones presented him with a certificate and a special ribbon to be worn on his uniform.
And on Sept. 9, Woodland Elementary honored Deputy Green with a surprise donut celebration. Principal John Wise praises Deputy Green’s work as an SRO.
“The connections Deputy Green has made with students as well as staff and community members have helped to make our school an even better place to be. His positive energy combined with high expectations for our students help make Woodland and Lakota great!”
Liberty Junior Principal Eric Bauman agrees. “Deputy Jody Green is much more than just an SRO at Liberty Junior and Woodland. He is a coach, role model, friend and father-figure to many students. He is always positive and encouraging with our students and staff.”