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Updated: 11/01/2012 08:00:05AM

Peacock finishes military training

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Christine Roslow

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Army Pvt. Douglas K. Peacock Jr., a 2011 Bartow High School graduate,
graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

During basic military training, Peacock received instruction in
drill and ceremony, weapons
qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.

During AIT, he completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. He performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law
and order operations and security
of Army resources and installations.
Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order.

Peacock is the son of Douglas Peacock Sr. of Longwood Drive, Lakeland, and Susan Parrish of East Church Street, Bartow.

Crossing Guard to be removed

The school crossing guard at Lake Ruth Boulevard and Clower Street will no longer be there as students no longer use that crossing to go to school at Floral Avenue Elementary, the school district reports.

The School Crossing Guard Committee made this decision after a survey of the location and a confirmation that no children are crossing at that location during their walk to and from school. The committee
is comprised of representatives from the School Board, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Board of County Commissioners Traffic Engineering Division, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and a number of the municipalities within Polk County.

As a matter of procedure, Sheriff’s School Crossing Guard supervisors communicate with the principal of the affected school to inform them of the action taken. Also, the principal is reminded to notify the supervisors if the situation changes and children begin using the crossing again. In that case, the crossing would again be staffed by a crossing guard or some alternative method for ensuring the safe arrival of children at the school will be determined.

The school crossing guard at this location will be removed by Nov. 2, they report. Christine Roslow can be reached at