Dover Police Chief Takes Part in Read Across America Program 3-20-2014
Dover Police Chief, James Hosfelt, traded his law-book for a children’s book on Wednesday morning, as he took part in William Henry Middle School’s Read Across America event. Chief Hosfelt was one of the honorary readers for the school and read the book “The Wall” by author Eve Bunting to a group of 6th grade students. The story is about a father and son that travel to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. to find the boys grandfather’s name on the wall. According to Marie Conway, a literacy coach at William Henry, the program is now in its 17th year. The National Education Association promotes literacy nationwide by holding this yearly event. “By promoting literacy, our hope is that children will develop a love for reading and understand the importance of reading in their daily lives” Conway said. Following the story, Chief Hosfelt engaged in a conversation with the students about the book and his career as a police officer.