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New School Resource Officer Joins Annandale Schools

Annandale Public Schools recently welcomed a new School Resource Officer (SRO) into our buildings! Officer Sterling grew up in Annandale and graduated from AHS in 2016. Sterling first began working for the Annandale Police Department as a Reserve Officer in 2018. He graduated from St. Cloud State University's Criminal Justice program in 2020. After graduation (2021) he was hired by the Wright County Sheriff’s office as a deputy and worked for the Sheriff's office for three years. Officer Sterling resides in Cokato with his wife, Kailyen, and their two sons, Easton and Maverick.

Tara Smith of the Annandale Police Department shared, "We are thrilled to have him back in Annandale and working as the SRO!" 

As we make this transition, we would also like to thank Officer Goff for his time spent serving our students and wish him the best as he continues to serve the Annandale Police Unit. 

Be sure to introduce yourself when you see Officer Sterling in our schools!