D.A.R.E.-ing to Care
PHOTOS & STORY by Katharine Lotze
Originally published by the Mountain Workshops 2013, Owensboro, KY
Officer Sean Schlachter hardly ever uses his “Officer of the Year” parking spot in the lot at the Owensboro Police Department.
“I’m just not into the notoriety of things,” he says. “That’s just not my style.”
Officer Sean, as he’s affectionately known because of his tough-to-pronounce last name, won “Officer of the Year” in June 2013. The award came as a big surprise. He works as one of the department’s D.A.R.E. officers. D.A.R.E. is a national organization with a mission to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.