March 7. 2018
WHO: Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar; Gordon Hartman, CEO of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation; and winner of the first “Sheriff for a Day” essay competition among special-needs citizens of Bexar County.
WHAT: Announcement of the Sheriff for a Day winner immediately preceding an expo of Sheriff’s Office units and capabilities for Morgan’s Wonderland guests.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018. (Exhibits and displays available until noon.)
WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).
WHY: To recognize Bexar County citizens with physical and cognitive challenges. “We want to reach out to varied segments of Bexar County to facilitate better understanding of the Sheriff’s Office and to uplift the special-needs community,” Sheriff Salazar said.
ETC.: Bexar County citizens with special needs were invited to submit entries of not more than 200 words on the topic, “Why I Want to be Sheriff for a Day.” The winner will be presented with a special badge, shirt and hat prior to the Sheriff’s Office expo lasting until noon. It will include the K-9 Unit, the Mobile Negotiations Command Vehicle, SWAT team members with a specialized vehicle known as “The Bear,” Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) officers and gear, a mounted patrol, a motorcycle unit, the Recruiting Team and display and the honor guard.
Morgan’s Wonderland, which is completely wheelchair-accessible, offers more than 25 attractions including rides, playscapes and gardens. It was proclaimed 2017 “Park of the Year” during the prestigious Golden Ticket Awards presented by Amusement Today, a publication covering theme parks and attractions around the globe.