By Matthew Adkins
The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association is accepting submissions for its annual youth scholarship award.
Five $500 scholarships are up for grabs to high school graduates in Vallejo who are interested in going to college. “We want to give back to the community we serve,” said Lt. Michael Nichelini of the Vallejo Police Department.
The scholarship given by the Vallejo Police Officers’ Association not only will give money to local students, but also is intended to honor officers who have “made the ultimate sacrifice to the City of Vallejo and its citizens,” according to the association’s website.
“We remember these officers by naming the scholarships after officers Calvin Thacker, William Easson Jr., Jeff Azuar and Jim Capoot,” reads the website. “In addition, we also recognize Lieutenant Doug Clark who supported high school seniors in our community.”