AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) While many across the country continue to rally against police brutality and racial injustice, 21-year-old Chris Dizer is taking a different course of action.
Dizer currently works as a long-time employee at the Kid’s Cafe.
“I help to get the meals out that we deliver to the community. I started volunteering in fourth grade, I love helping out with the program,” he explained.
Throughout the years Dizer has built strong relationships with community members and coworkers.
“They’ve kept tabs on me, they’re the reason I got this job,” Dizer added. “They’re just pushing me to do everything that I want to do”.
Those same people who helped Chris get his current job are the same people helping him land his dream job. A police officer.
Dizer has set out to complete Amarillo College’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy in hopes of getting certified to become a peace officer.
“My coworkers decided to set up a GoFundMe account to offset some of that costs and I’m just grateful for that,” Dizer said.
Grateful for an opportunity to be apart of history while also make a real difference in the next generation.
“When I met Idella Jackson a Potter County Constable, I got very excited to see a Female African American law enforcement officer and so it would make me happy to see a lot more African Americans and minority law enforcement here in Amarillo,” Dizer explained. “If people can see me and who I was before a police officer, then when I become one they’ll have more repect because they know that I truely care about them.”
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