Student thanks police officers


By Michael Seffrin - mseffrin@aimmedianetwork.com



Celena Taborn, third from left, 16, of Sidney, daughter of Barbara and Ricardo Taborn, hands Sidney Police Capt. Mike Rosengarten a goody bag she made as Police Sgt. Tony Cunningham, left to right, and Police Officer Chris Burmeister watch at the Police Department Wednesday, Dec. 9. Taborn made goody bags for the entire department to show her appreciation for what the officers do.

Celena Taborn, third from left, 16, of Sidney, daughter of Barbara and Ricardo Taborn, hands Sidney Police Capt. Mike Rosengarten a goody bag she made as Police Sgt. Tony Cunningham, left to right, and Police Officer Chris Burmeister watch at the Police Department Wednesday, Dec. 9. Taborn made goody bags for the entire department to show her appreciation for what the officers do.


SIDNEY — When she was thinking about what to do for a high school community-service project, Celena Taborn thought of police officers.

She put together goody bags for the officers as a way to say “thank you” to them for their work — work which the public often takes for granted. As she told officers who greeted her at the Sidney Police Department Wednesday afternoon, she chose police because, “you don’t get anything.”

A Sidney High School junior, Taborn said she undertook her project as part of government class. Students could pick any project that would improve the community.

The goody bags contained a pen, notepad, Lifesavers and a brownie. Taborn didn’t forget the police K-9 unit, either. She included dog-bone treats in her gifts.

Police Chief Will Balling, Community Resource Officer Mike McRill and other officers on hand for the presentation accepted the gifts and thanked Taborn for thinking of them.

Taborn 16, is the daughter of Barbara and Ricardo Taborn.

Celena Taborn, third from left, 16, of Sidney, daughter of Barbara and Ricardo Taborn, hands Sidney Police Capt. Mike Rosengarten a goody bag she made as Police Sgt. Tony Cunningham, left to right, and Police Officer Chris Burmeister watch at the Police Department Wednesday, Dec. 9. Taborn made goody bags for the entire department to show her appreciation for what the officers do.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/12/web1_SDN121115CopGifts.jpgCelena Taborn, third from left, 16, of Sidney, daughter of Barbara and Ricardo Taborn, hands Sidney Police Capt. Mike Rosengarten a goody bag she made as Police Sgt. Tony Cunningham, left to right, and Police Officer Chris Burmeister watch at the Police Department Wednesday, Dec. 9. Taborn made goody bags for the entire department to show her appreciation for what the officers do.

By Michael Seffrin

mseffrin@aimmedianetwork.com