FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2006
Contact: Gordon Taylor
Ribbon Week Kicks Off At Charles M. Goethe Middle School
Children at South Sacramento School Pledge
to be Drug-Free
in Honor of Red Ribbon Week
- Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) – Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gordon
Taylor, representatives from Sacramento Police Department, California
National Guard, California Red Ribbon Coalition, California Alcohol
and Drug Programs and California Department of Education, Principal
and Students of Charles M. Goethe Middle School.
- DEA, Sacramento
Police Department, California Red Ribbon Coalition will kick off
national Red Ribbon Week at the Charles M. Goethe Middle School,
located in the South Sacramento Area. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated
across the nation from October 23 – 31 and this year marks
the 21st anniversary of the campaign. Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s
largest drug prevention effort, which began after drug traffickers
in Mexico kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered DEA Special Agent
Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in March 1985. The campaign is
dedicated to helping preserve Special Agent Camarena’s memory
and further the cause for which he gave his life, the fight against
the violence of drug crime and the misery of addiction. By gathering
together in special events and wearing a Red Ribbon during the last
week in October, Americans from all walks of life demonstrate their
opposition to drugs.
highlights at Charles M. Goethe Middle School will be a DEA Helicopter
landing at the school, demonstrations by DEA Clandestine Laboratory
Enforcement Team and various specialty units from the Sacramento
Police Department, including the K-9 and School Resource Officers
· The media
is invited to attend the event and film/photograph the event.
OCTOBER, 23, 2006 @ 10:00 A.M.
M. GOETHE MIDDLE SCHOOL @ 2250 68TH Avenue, Sacramento.
media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driver’s
license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS. All press inquires
regarding logistics should be directed to Assistant Special Agent
in Charge Gordon Taylor at 916-480-7200.