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Explorers Unit Joins Cancer Fighting Effort
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Putting in some volunteer hours recently, members of the Escalon Police Explorers unit worked at the Stamp Out Cancer event hosted at Micke Grove Park. Photo Contributed

Members of the Escalon Police Explorers unit were busy recently, donating time and efforts to a good cause.

Police Chief Mike Borges said Escalon Police Explorers Max Teague, Janessa Rodriguez, Christopher Rodriguez, Triston Brooks, Adrian Groves and Nathan Miranda volunteered eight hours of their time to assist with the Stomp Out Cancer Event.

“This event was held in Lodi, Micke Grove Park, and was an event to raise funds for local area children affected by cancer,” explained Borges. “Officer Ryan Smith, the advisor for the unit, along with Officer Ben Harrison were also on hand to assist at the event. As the agency head, I was proud that our Explorers took part in this event and commend them and their advisors for the example they set.”

Borges said he got reports on the group indicating they were professional, motivated and hard working.

“They interacted with the public and children who were curious about law enforcement and the Explorer program,” the chief added. “The Explorers worked well as a team and efficiently worked the grape stomp event. They did not complain and worked together to perform the required tasks assigned to them. The event coordinator, Frank, told Officer Smith that our Explorers were the best-behaved and most coordinated team he has seen in a long time.”

The local group was already asked to return next year to assist with the event if possible.

“Officer Smith received numerous comments about the professionalism and dedication demonstrated by our Explorer program from other members of the event,” Borges concluded.