I was stopped at a red light on Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue in Delta in the D.A.R.E. Camero (pictured below). A male suddenly appeared, knocking at my side window and shouting excitedly, pointing at the D.A.R.E. paint job on the Camero and putting his thumbs up in excitement.
I rolled down the window to hear him say something to the effect that
D.A.R.E. saved my life….. He continued talking for about 10 seconds before the light turned green; he got back in his vehicle and we both drove off.
Although I couldn’t make out all the words he was saying (I was concerned about the traffic), I could detect the gratitude and appreciation for his experience with D.A.R.E.
I am not a D.A.R.E. officer but I have attended a D.A.R.E. training session and recognize it is a great program to introduce age-appropriate drug awareness and prevention messages to young students.
I believe one of the best features of D.A.R.E. is that it is taught by police officers who can have tremendous influence on a young person’s perspective in making healthy choices for life.
submitted by Sergeant Anthony Choy