By Kelsi Peace, Managing Editor
A senior-level political science class gave the ACU Police Department a sweet thank you on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Studying Marxism in Melanie Castleberg’s Eastern European Politics class spurred the idea to thank the department, Castleberg said.
“[Studying Marxism] has made the whole class appreciate their freedoms a lot more,” she said.
Castleberg and her eight students presented the police department with a strawberry- filled cake from McKay’s Bakery and a few words of gratitude for their hard work during the shift change at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Political Science Department sponsored the cake.
Police Chief Jimmy Ellison said the event was appreciated and while not the first demonstration of gratitude the department has received, it was the first tied to Sept. 11.
“Police work’s not real popular,” Ellison said, adding that the thank you was nice.
Castleberg said the gesture could become an annual event.
And Ellison said the department will continue its work.
“Day in, day out, there’s always someone there,” he said.