Ala. Public School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Senate has voted to honor school bus drivers on the day Dale County bus driver Charles Poland Jr. was shot and killed.

Charles Poland

The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution declaring Jan. 29 as Public School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. That is the day Poland was shot to death while trying to stop Jimmy Lee Dykes from boarding a bus in Midland City and abducting a student.

The resolution by Independent Sen. Harri Anne Smith of Slocomb now goes to the House for consideration. Smith says the appreciation day will be a way to honor Poland and recognize the contributions of all school bus drivers.

Poland is also honored at the state Department of Education headquarters in Montgomery.




 
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