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Deputy Will Judge, Sgt. Clemmie German, Deputy Freda Godley-Hines, Deputy Les Jackson, Deputy Lee Darnell, and Deputy Marcia Perkins as they sing Happy Birthday to a surprised family.

On the night of April 26, 2018 eight Pitt County North Carolina Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Officers became a new breed of public servant as they stepped out of the classroom and into the dining room.  They became wait staff for the evening at the Longhorn Steakhouse in Greenville, NC in support of their local program.  For four hours the uniformed deputies waited on tables, delivered orders, refilled countless beverages and told the D.A.R.E. story to anyone who would listen.  They even found the energy to sing happy birthday to four families who were celebrating that evening!  Longhorn is a well-known supporter of law enforcement in Pitt County and agreed to donate a percentage of all profits that evening to the local program.  Patrons also gave generously to a donation box that was stationed at the door with program flyers and stickers for the children.  For the record, all deputies were “safe and responsible” servers who did not record any dropped plates or spills during the event.

From Deputy Lee Darnell, MBA, School Resource Officer – D.A.R.E. Officer, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville, NC