School resource officer Taylor Schuldt said her main role is to form positive relationships with the students. “I think what a school resource officer does is kind of misconstrued a little bit. Before anything else, when I'm here, cop is the last thing on my list. I'm a mentor first. I'm a counselor. I'm here for that kind of stuff way before I'm here for anything criminal,” Schuldt said.
Wabaunsee County tragically lost five of its citizens to suicide in 2019, sparking a change in the way Wabaunsee Sherrif Rob Hoskins hopes to tackle mental health awareness. “We had a rough couple of weeks. It was rough on my staff, it was rough on the emergency responders, it was rough on me personally, and I know the families involved, it was devastating and terrible for them. Afterwards, I felt that something needed to be done,” Hoskins said.