Why are assaults on police officers on the rise? Does the local police department welcome the introduction of body cameras? And do you have what it takes become a law enforcement officer? Sierra Vista’s police chief, Adam Thrasher, gave us his thoughts on these topics and more on the second hour of this week’s show.
The Herald’s opinions editor, Eric Petermann, came by to discuss the week’s news, including the conclusion of the bike racks issue, why some businesses continue to oppose a West End redevelopment plan, and how local firefighters went above and beyond to take care of a local resident. We also heard from Arleen Garcia about the Celebrating Animals event coming up on March 18, and Dave Grieshop explained how we can help local good causes when we file our tax returns.
Cochise College president J.D. Rottweiler joined us in our third hour to talk about the college’s latest efforts to encourage 16 to 24-year-olds to enter higher education, how budget cuts and lower enrollment figures are impacting the organization, and how the community can help pay for scholarships through a fun fundraiser coming up next month.