Class of 1950
Inducted in 1997
Chris was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 1997.
Have you ever been driving home on the interstate and you are caught in a traffic jam--the likes of which Omaha has never seen before--and heard a booming bass voice over the radio telling you not to go home that way? Have you ever made appropriate comments to the radio about timing and what you would like to say to the traffic reporter if you could only get your hands around his throat? Well folks, tonight's your chance for standing here before you is Omaha's premiere traffic reporter--no it's not commander Andy, but it is retired Douglas County Deputy Sheriff Chris Saklar. But Mr. Saklar is much, much more than the traffic voice of KOSJ--smooth FM, he is a man for all seasons and a volunteer extraordinaire.
As a sheriff's deputy, Mr. Saklar was responsible for the Department of Public Relations and the Crime Prevention Officer. In addition to his work in law enforcement, he has served on the boards of such community groups as Pride Omaha, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis and Easter Seals. Today he also serves as a member of the board for the Jimmy Wilson Foundation. So, the next time you get struck in traffic--give the man a break and say thank you for the service Chris Saklar, as well as our other inductees, have provided to South High, their professions, and Omaha as a whole.