Local Officer Wins DARE Officer of the Year Award

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-45331″ src=”http://klax-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DAREofficer.jpg” alt=”DAREofficer” width=”233″ height=”255″ />The Louisiana DARE Officer of the Year is Sergeant K.J. Hawthorne of Rapides parish. The award was made at the state training conference in New Orleans.

She teaches the anti-drug curriculum at all 15 junior high schools in the parish.

She is also a 16-year veteran of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/12/15