Jack Taylor Honored As Anthem Angel This Past SundayINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Crawfordsville, Ind. as a 2008 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Jack Taylor, a Crawfordsville Police Department Officer, was recognized as an "Anthem Angel" at the Colts home game this Sunday, December 28, 2008, for his outstanding contribution to the community.
Taylor, a police officer of 10 years with the Crawfordsville Police Department and D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) instructor was nominated by a former student in the D.A.R.E. program.
In honor of Jack's dedication, he received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as recognition on the hhGregg Big Screens in Lucas Oil Stadium during the game.
Taylor, a D.A.R.E. instructor for six years, has also been a member of the SWAT team for seven years and a Field Instructor. Jack's desire to become a D.A.R.E. instructor, in which he works with 5th grade students, stems from his interest in better educating young children to live in the society as it is today. Through the program, he stresses the importance of refraining from drug and alcohol usage, in addition to violence and peer pressure.
Taylor also serves as Town Marshall of New Richmond, Ind.
"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.
For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and to view past winners, please visit www.colts.com/anthemangels.