83-Year-Old Proves Age is Nothing But a Number

by Anayeli Ruiz
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Age is nothing but a number and one member of the Citizen's Police Academy in Big Spring is proving just that.

83-year-old William Adams is a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Even though he paid his dues and served this country, he continues to help the community in the Citizens Police Academy.

"I feel good about it. We have about 25 members, we all contribute and work together," Adams said.

Adams has been a member for over 12 years. The Citizens Police Academy assists the Police Department with crowd control, house watches and parking violations and Adams does it all.

"Bill is an example that wears me out. He gets out there and does everything I do," Wayne Jones with the Big Spring Police Department, said.

Police say this group is vital to the community and no matter what the age is, they have a job for everyone.

"When they say we are to old to do this, I send them to Bill to see what he does," Jones said.

"I will continue as long as organization wants us. I will be here," Adams said.

The Citizen's Police Academy is always looking for volunteers to join the organization.

They meet once a month to keep a watchful eye on the community.

If you are interested, you can go to the Police Department and fill out an application.