Cpl. Christine Eddleman is a 21 year veteran officer at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. She graduated DARE Officer Training in 2002 and as supervisor over the DARE & SRO unit, she supervises and serves 8 school districts in the county serving 1500 students. She started her first DARE youth camp 16 years ago and currently overseas that program. She began new programs such as the Tan Santa Program similar to the “shop with a cop” gaining awards as Deputy of the Year in 2018 and DARE officer of the Year. She also is a Crisis Intervention Officer and a Negotiator for the Tactical Response Team. Eddleman manages the entire hiring process for her Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Randy Wheeler is one of two DARE Officers for the Miller County Sheriff's Office. He is a ten year law enforcement veteran and graduated from DARE Officer Training (DOT) in 2015. He is a member of the crisis intervention team and has received the medal of valor and life saving awards. When not at work, Deputy Wheeler can be found researching family genealogy and history, and traveling and visiting different museums and historical locations.
SRO David Burke is Washington's elementary School Resource Officer. He is a 15 year veteran and graduated Dare Officer Training in 2018. SRO Burke has many roles at his department. As DARE Program Coordinator, he facilitates the training and program development for elementary and middle schools. He is the Crisis Intervention Team Training Coordinator for Franklin County, and part of his agencies Peer Support Team, which provides support to local officers and their families. You may also see SRO Burke on the streets, reaching out to homeless families in need. When not walking the hallways or hanging from the jungle gym, Officer Burke spends his free time traveling the country taking martial arts pictures.
"Be a champion not for yourself, but for those who don’t have one.” – TED Talk by Rita Pierson.
Deputy O’Fallon has worked with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for 8 years. He spent his first 5 years at the department working the road before he took the leap into teaching the DARE Program. Deputy O’Fallon Graduated DARE Officers Training in 2017. He now wears many hats in his department. He teaches the DARE Program for 15 different schools, runs the Neighborhood Watch program for the county, is one of the leads for all PR events held in the county and still runs traffic and the road during his “free time."
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