MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Every morning students at Anna Maria Elementary are greeted by Holmes Beach Officer Josh Fleischer.
“Everyone knows who I am they all know my name they all call me 'officer Josh',” said Fleischer.
He’s been the only elementary school resource officer in Manatee County for several years, but that will change on Monday. Manatee County schools are funding school resource officers for every school in the county. Each elementary school will have an officer and the high school will add an extra officer.