Before leaving the school on Friday, November 9, the principal and staff presented Officer Pritchett, affectionately called Officer P, with a plaque of appreciation for his service to the students, staff and families of Pinevale Elementary School.
Officer P always helped in ways far beyond his school resource officer responsibilities. He served as a counselor, mentor, friend and positive role model to all. He was always willing to help in the lunchroom by emptying trays, sweeping and mopping floors and just making sure everyone was having a good day.
"Officer P is a friend to the students and faculty of Pinevale. He has cultivated relationships with everyone and we wanted him to know how much he will be missed," said Royce Thomas, principal of Pinevale Elementary School.
The school would like the community to know what a gem they had in their school resource officer. Valdosta City Schools and Pinevale wish Officer Pritchett and his family well on their move.