Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy Matt Cross patrols a hall after lunch Friday at Spotswood High School, where he works as a school resource officer. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
Cross checks messages before lunch Friday. The deputy, who also is a youth pastor at a Harrisonburg church, says he tries to keep the students he interacts with on the straight-and-narrow path. “You have to make the right choices even when it’s hard,” he says.
Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy Matt Cross walks a hall of Spotswood High School after lunch Friday. As a school resource officer, Cross is able to work with kids, something he also does as a youth pastor.