Officer John Lawrence is shown to the right of the D.A.R.E. mascot.

Gardner MA PD and Gardner Public Schools Honor School Resource Officer

School Resource Officer John Lawrence was honored during the DARE graduation ceremony on June 8, 2022 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for 22 years as a School Resource Officer and DARE instructor.

Lawrence got a standing ovation from fellow officers, school staff, community leaders, and students. The officer has plans to retire in January 2023.

Gardner PD stated, “Officer Lawrence congratulations, you will be deeply missed by the schools, the PD and youth of the community. The positive impact you have had on the city’s youth will not be forgotten.”