Etcetera - 4/19/13

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No wonder that at 6-feet 9 inches Jermaine Galloway, an Idaho law enforcement officer, is also known as the “Tall Cop.”

His years of experience have been turned into teaching others to recognize and stop alcohol and drug abuse.

Jermaine will bring his “Tall Cop Says Stop” program to Walla Walla Valley Academy auditorium Monday for presentations from 11:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for students; 1:30-4 p.m. for educators and community professionals; and 6-8 p.m. for parents and families.

He received the 2010 National Mickey Sadoff Award Mothers Against Drunk Driving for efforts in underage drinking prevention and the 2009 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, according to his website, www.tallcopsaysstop.com

An Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997, he has more than 10 years experience in underage drinking, drug and alcohol enforcement.

He’s worked in crime scene investigation, DUI task force, officer mentoring and as a field training officer.

After playing Division One basketball, he earned a bachelor’s from the University of San Francisco and is currently an adjunct instructor at Northwest Nazarene University.

He averages more than 200 presentations annually, speaking to young people, parents, educators, treatment and health professionals, probation officers, counselors and law enforcement.

“As a law enforcement officer myself, I don’t want to waste my time sitting through poor or outdated training.

“Personally, I want to be taught tools that I can use throughout my community and make a positive impact,” he said

For additional details, contact Tricia Lofthouse at 509-525-1050 ext. 226.


Keralyn Parsons received a $3,000 Eastern Washington University Presidential Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.

Keralyn will graduate from Walla Walla High School in June.

She was a varsity member with the Wa-Hi Speech and Debate Club, president of the Writers’ Guild and a part of the stage crew for spring musicals.

Keralyn is the daughter of Kelly and Danielle Parsons of Walla Walla.

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