Center community gives recognition to Center PD officer

Center Police Department Officer Deanna Lopez received plaques from the Town of Center and the Center Consolidated School District. 

CENTER — On Tuesday, Dec. 14, during the regular Center Town Council meeting, Center Police Department Chief Dale Meek announced that Officer Deanna Lopez was leaving the department to move to the East Coast.

Chief Meek said, “She has done an excellent job as a police officer, and she has been an asset for us both here and at the schools.”

Officer Lopez received a plaque commending her time with the Center Police Department.

The plaque commemorated her time, dedication and commitment to working in and with the Center community and the department.

Several members of the Town Council also thanked her for her work with the town and wished her success.

Lopez was also awarded a plaque from the Center Consolidated School District, thanking her for her work with the students. She served at the Center Schools as the school resource officer. During her time as the SRO, Lopez was often seen interacting with the students, attending school functions and was a safe person that the children could go to, to discuss their lives and problems, the district said.