Appleton East officer named 'Top Cop'
APPLETON (WLUK) -- An Appleton school resource officer was presented the award for "Top Cop" Wednesday.
Jack Taschner is an officer at Appleton East High School.
He was presented the award for his efforts that prevented an incident from escalating.
Last April, Taschner was patrolling the halls when he noticed two individuals who were not students.
He also discovered they were at the school to retaliate against a student.
They had guns in their vehicle, and a third accomplice.
"I think everyone that takes a position within a school has a almost a heightened sense of responsibility because you become, your responsible for those kids, you feel that responsibility, and when you try to work within that to make sure everything stay safe," Tachner says.
Two of the individuals involved were juveniles.
All three were charged with conspiracy to commit physical abuse of a child, and possession of a firearm in a school zone.