Rodney Timms pulled into Sallisaw Thursday afternoon with an important message - the prevention of child abuse. Timms, 60, of Oklahoma City describes himself as a child abuse survivor. He said he not only wants to prevent child abuse, he also wants to make the state's laws more strict when it comes to child abuse.
Standing before the huge tractor-trailer rig he drives, Timms said the rig is a billboard, so to speak, to draw attention to the prevention of child abuse. He coordinated his Sallisaw efforts with Sallisaw Police and the Child Advocacy Center. Timms explained that, in the past four years, he took his "Protect Kids" trailer to the state capitol and to other events to draw attention to protecting children. "But this year I decided to go to all 77 Oklahoma counties," Timms said. He began his latest mission on June 6, and Sequoyah County is number 51 on his county list. Timms, also described as a successful businessman, has received several commendations for his efforts on behalf of protecting children. Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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