RCS student awarded Albany County’s ‘Citizen Of The Month’

On August 20, 2019 RCS Middle School student, Brady Arnold, was awarded the ‘Citizen of the Month’ by Albany County Executive Dan McCoy. Brady received the recognition for his work assisting local law enforcement.

RCS student holds certificate of achievement
RCS Middle School student, Brady Arnold, holds his ‘Citizen of the Month’ certificate that was presented to him by Albany County Executive Dan McCoy. Photo courtesy of the Sidney Albert Albany JCC.

However, it was the unique way he lent a hand to the men and women who protect our communities. Mr. Arnold concentrated his efforts on a special part of law enforcement activities, the K-9 unit. As a part of that initiative, he created Brady’s K9 Saviors Shoe Drive.

His community-based fundraising began three years ago and he has been raising awareness and funds for local law enforcement initiatives ever since. His efforts were launched after watching a news segment detailing a police canine succumbing to heat stroke in a police vehicle, when that vehicles fan malfunctioned. His interest was further increased by additional news reports involving K-9 patrol units and the adversity they face in protecting and working with their law enforcement handlers.

Brady has currently raised over $50,000 towards his goal to increase the safety and awareness for K-9 units throughout the Capital Region. To learn more or to follow the conversation, log onto Brady’s Facebook page.

Do you know a fellow RCS student or alumnus that’s doing something positive in their community and/or careers?

If so, please forward any interesting stories to the RCS communications department at communications@rcscsd.org.