Deputy Rick Meyer submitted the following press release.
On May 12, 2018 the Seymour Middle School had a convocation for their 8th grade students. Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer spoke to these students along with 3 other Law Enforcement Officers who graduated from Seymour. Officer Meyer spoke to the students about his career in law enforcement. Meyer first spoke about how he began his law enforcement career and what made him interested in being in law enforcement. Meyer was asked questions from some of the 8th grade students during the convocation. The first question was "what is the most dangerous situation you've been in during your career?" Meyer spoke about being shot in Tampico during the afternoon hours of May 8, 2014. Some of the other questions asked during the convocation were, "how does your family feel about you being a police officer?" "What are some of the positive things and negative things you see being a police officer?"
Meyer was joined on stage by Versailles Lt. Paul Adams and FBI Special Agent Todd Prewitt. Meyer, Adams and Prewitt all graduated Seymour High School in 1988 and played baseball together on the Seymour Owls State Championship baseball team of 1988. Seymour Sgt. Ryan Huddleston also spoke during the convocation.
Seymour Middle School teacher Chris Kleber put the convocation together and once was Meyer, Adams and Prewitt's coach in both baseball and basketball while they were in high school.