The Salem Keizer Volcanoes baseball team asked school districts and community leaders in the Mid-Willamette Valley to nominate Hometown Heroes. GAPS nominated former school resource officers John Trantham and Jorge Salang.
Officer Trantham was unable to attend due to his work schedule, but Officer Salang participated. The Volcanoes selected 24 people from the many nominations they received.
The Hometown Heroes assembled on the field and were introduced to the audience. As each person walked to the infield and shook hands with a representative of the team, the announcer read each person’s bio and their name was posted on the scoreboard.
Congratulations and thank you, Officers Salang and Trantham!
Pictured are (from left): Officer Salang, his wife and his daughter; Officer Salang shaking hands on the field with the team representative Jerry Howard; and Officer Salang on the field with his name featured on the scoreboard behind him.