Officer Doyle O’Bryant is leaving after nine years of roaming the halls of Reidsville High School.
As the school resource officer, Mr. O’Bryant’s job was to ensure the safety of students, patrol the campus, maintain a safe learning environment and assist school administration in enforcement of school policy.
Mr. O’Bryant’s decision to leave was for both professional and personal reasons.
Students have developed a positive image of law enforcement as a result of their interaction with the officer.
Sophomore Israel Mims says Mr. O’Bryant is a “nice person who takes the time to get to know students on a personal level.”
The officer enjoyed working with the students and will miss “seeing students graduate” when he had a direct influence on their lives.
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Mr. O’Bryant will now return to a patrol job with the Reidsville Police Department.
He is exchanging positions with Officer John Ennis, who will be the school resource officer at Reidsville High.
Mr. O’Bryant also wants to spend time with his wife, Tracy, and his daughters, Heather, Jordan and Sydney.
Principal Tim Eaves says the school resource officer had a “definite influence on students at RHS for many years.
“We hate to lose O’Bryant but at the same time, we wish him great success in his new position,” he said.