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Meet Bill, the crossing guard

The Alhambra Source starts a new column today where Kerrie Gutierrez asks a few questions to a local hero and her husband, Javier Gutierrez, shoots some pictures. Have someone you think should be profiled? Send an e-mail to [email protected]

What do you enjoy most about your job as a crossing guard?

I really enjoy the kids. It’s a very friendly atmosphere. Even the high school kids come by and wave to me and say hello. I’m here mostly for the Northrup kids, but as long as I’m on duty, I’ll cross the high school kids too. They’re all very friendly.

How long have you been doing this and how did you get started?

I’m beginning my third year. I have a friend from Burbank who became a crossing guard and told me about it, plus my wife also has a friend who is a crossing guard here in Alhambra. I thought I’d try it so I applied. You have to go through a thorough background check because you’re working with kids. I had to train with a senior crossing guard for a few days and then I started.

What did you do for a living prior to this?

I worked as a TSA screener at Bob Hope Airport for five and a half years. Before that I was a project manager for 28 years.

How many hours a day do you work?

I work about three-and-a-half hours a day, rain or shine.

What message do you have for drivers?

Slow down, especially in the morning when the sun is in your eyes. Treat the kids as if they were your own. Expect them to be in areas around schools and look out for them.

What’s in the cooler?

Water. On the hot days I have more even more water in there.

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